Archive for July 2019

Heatwave in Chicago? We at South Side Coal Energy have the solution! (SATIRE)

Heatwave in Chicago? We at South Side Coal Energy have the solution! (SATIRE)
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I originally wrote this as satire. But now I fear that some sly coal lobbyist will use this tactic to garner support for building even more greenhouse gas-emitting, coal-fired power plants. (Taps mic. Clears throat. Speaks loud.) “Members of the City Council, on behalf of South Side Coal Energy I would like to thank you... Read more »

The Spider Web of Chicago: A Love Story

The Spider Web of Chicago: A Love Story
Chicago is like a spider web that sticks to you when you’re walking through the forest. It sticks to you and it doesn’t let go. It keeps bringing you back. I’ve left, but I’ve also come back. And I’d be perfectly happy to die here in this city when the time comes. This city with... Read more »