Located on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, Chicago has an incredible skyline. Chicago is very culturally diverse and has awesome pizza, interesting museums, beautiful parks, blues clubs, and a strong theatre scene too. All four seasons are enjoyed in Chicago, but the summers can get intencely hot and the winters bone-chilling cold. The "hawk" (forceful wind) blowing off Lake Michigan in the winter toughens-up the residents there.
"...back to the same old place, sweet home, Chicago!"
when one has exausted all resources and is reduced to the insane condition of toting a small travel bag, aimlessly riding buses, selling plasma, nodding-out in public libraries, standing in welfare lines, eating in soup kitchens, walking in a dream, sleeping in shelters and parks, worrying about the next fix, and knowing that going to jail is a step up on the social ladder.
Dude, maybe he's homeless because he's mental, can't care for himself, and nobody cares.
An expensive but life-saving haven where rock-bottom addicts can finally sleep in a bed and eat something other than corn chips. Five percent of these regain their freedom, health, families, homes, jobs, and drivers licence by learning to change. The remaining ninety-five percent of these are just resting-up before their next binge.
Dude, I just got released from jail, evicted from my apartment, fired from my job, had another seizure, and my wife left me. Guess I'll get loaded and go back to rehab.
An electrifying basketball superstar who transformed the pathetic Chicago Bulls into 6-time world champions. ESPN voted him the number one athlete of the century. Every game Jordan would do something spectacular and for 13 seasons he captivated crowds with gravity defying dunks, inspired defence, and dramatic game-winning shots. Every season Jordan improved his game and remained a step ahead of his many foes.
Dude, last night John Starks talked some smack and Michael Jordan lit him up for 55 points.
Students of the Bible who preach the "Kingdom of God." They claim that their God--Jehovah--is using Jesus Christ to bring an end to the world as we know it.
One of Jehovah's Witnesses knocked on my door, shared a scripture, and offered me a Watchtower magazine.
A self-taught guitarist who developed into a virtuoso and became the most accomplished and influential musician in the history of rock music. Hendrix spent years traveling on the chitlin circuit, learning the blues and honing his craft. He landed in New York's Harlem and Greenwich Village, trying to make a name for himself and nearly starving to death. He caught a break by going to England and showing them what an authentic bluesman really is. From October 1966 to September 1970 Hendrix took music to heights in had never been. Drugs, women, and the music business killed him at age 27.
Dude, when Jimi Hendrix played that solo with his teeth I fell out of my chair.
A person with a creative mind who studies and reflects and thinks himself out of a basic knowedge of who he really is.
Dude, an intellectual explained to me that the planet earth is the result of a "big bang" in the universe and that man evolved from the swamps.