How do you pronounce “Chicago”? I’ve heard it pronounced a few ways, but for my money, I think you pronounce it like Royko does at the 1:38 mark here (rhyming perfectly with softball). I offer this golden oldie to cap off this week’s one-, two-, three-part conversation about the town that (still) makes me feel patriotic. The young woman, listening in with a curious grin? That was me, for about the first 20 years I loved here. And sometimes, it’s me still.
Writing Boots is off the next two weeks for a little R&R with some business travel mixed in. Back here Monday, July 17.