On a home schooling trip with my kids, a young man who was a complete stranger commented on the relationship and interaction between the three of us and ‘what a good job I was doing’. read more →

No time is better spent than in service.
Last Thursday I had twenty minutes to get from Ogilvie Metra station to Union Station to catch an Amtrak train to Michigan, and I was pulling a large, heavy suitcase.

A homeless man overheard me asking the people standing with me at the stoplight whether I was heading in the right direction. While they were all speculating, his voice cut through the silence to confidently sent me the fastest route. I entered the first door I saw at Union Station, out of breath and looking at a long set of stairs to descend. A man who was also catching a train, offered to help me with my suitcase and carried the 40+ lbs case down the stairs and then went on his way. I got to my train with only a few minutes to spare. read more →

About a month ago I was waiting for a bus that was taking quite a while. The place where I was waiting is a terminal for many buses and also a train that facilitates the access to the buses.

As I was waiting I saw a car pull up far from the train entrance. What I saw was not at all nice. read more →