This will be my first actual, bona-fide trip to Chicago. I've been there before, but only due to a weird circumstance involving transfer between O'Hare and Midway airports. Honestly, this is all part of my grand scheme to complete the Tour de'Sinatra.
In the middle of this slowdown the nation is facing, leaders and their constituents should be focusing on the plans for this country's future, and one of those new aims should be to refashion cities. As an architect, I care a lot about the buildings and streets we inhabit. Although, what I care about most isn't the building - it's what happens inside and around its walls, the stuff in between.
As you read this, I'm flying to Oklahoma City (or stuck in Memphis, or already there) to meet up with some friends I haven't seen in a long time. Reunions are good, but I've never been one to dwell too much in the past. To a fault sometimes, I tend to look forward.