The Chicago murder rate is tired and wants some time off

Hey, boss. Thanks for seeing me. No, I don't mind if you eat your lunch while I talk. Is that from downstairs? It smells good. Anyway, I have a personal request. I hope it's okay. I was wondering if I could take the end of the year off. Like a sabbatical. I have some vacation … Continue reading The Chicago murder rate is tired and wants some time off

The news is awful, so I’m wearing pink

I woke up this morning with a headache. I don't know why. I went to bed relatively early. I had not been drinking. Perhaps my head had already intuited that the cycle of horrible news followed by terrible news followed by awful news would not be broken today. I woke up to news of police … Continue reading The news is awful, so I’m wearing pink

Why I Made a List of Shooting Victims

I started this blog as an alternative to making a list of "40 things to do before I'm 40."  I decided instead to make a list for each of the 40 weeks until I turned 40 on any subject other than that. I had a few ideas for lists but hoped that enough inspiration would … Continue reading Why I Made a List of Shooting Victims

List 7: Chicago Shooting Victims

Shootings in Chicago have increased compared to last year. Most of the shootings are not in my neighborhood. That doesn't make it okay. Most of the victims are not white. That doesn't make it okay. Some of the people shot were criminals. Even that doesn't make it okay. Normally I do lists that are 40 … Continue reading List 7: Chicago Shooting Victims