Chicago, the greatest city in the lower 48, the upper two and the universe
Much like a living thing, snow has a city cycle and while birth is a celebration to hold, death can be harsh and ugly. Even dead, it leaves reminders until the residue is washed away. I used to be saddened, but the city expectancy is two days, three max. It can get interesting. While death lurks just inches below, there can be brand new baby snow hiding the ugliness, but in doing so becomes infected itself and deteriorates earlier than it otherwise would have. Ultimately the impurities are flushed and it’s water to water, just as it is with dust. The net zero sum game provided spectacular visual images and gave us a blanket that while not warm is what we think of when we think of a blanket.
The Governor of Illinois was on the Loyola University Chicago Campus last night at the invitation of student Democrats. I liked Quinn, but I really enjoyed the moxee of the young people who pulled this off. One of the students simply got in a meet and greet line months back and when it was his turn to talk, he asked the CEO of Illinois to visit. Boom. Done. Nice job College Democrats. Good lesson for my students. You have to ask!