6:00 p.m. So I just bee-lined it straight home from the office, telling myself while driving, ” Today it’s going to happen. Today I’m going to write. And won’t do anything else until I finish.” This isn’t the first time I’ve told myself this. But maybe this time I won’t have to deal with the […]Read more "I’m Back."
It’s 2:30 in the morning and I’m walking to my car after a nice birthday celebration and this is what I come back to. The front passenger side window smashed and shards of glass covering the inside of my car. But not just my car, the whole row of cars down the block. And it’s […]Read more "Broken Glass."
Wilson Red Line Renovation in Uptown Chicago By: Alex Thibodeau and Paul Tadalan The idiom ‘dont judge a book by its cover’ goes a long way toward describing the attitude that many uptown residents have about their neighborhood. The area represents a cultural gem, ripe with opportunity, but the metaphorical ‘book cover’ – the Wilson […]Read more "WIlson Red Line Renovation in Uptown Chicago"
This is a video I filmed and edited for Chicago news website The Wired Loop. I was given 5 minutes to give a certain angle, so I figured it would be best to give a breakdown of most of the demonstrations that took place and let people know what issues people are fighting for. I […]Read more "NATO Protestors: Days of Action"
You can also view the published version of this article (note: more pictures shown in this post) The right person at the right time Life lessons in leadership from City Year Chicago. It’s 7:15 a.m. and the sun is rising on Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago’s Hermosa community. The hallways are quiet and empty, but […]Read more "The right person at the right time"
You can view the published version of this article on the DePaulia’s Website. Occupy Chicago echoes through the Loop May Day kicks off a series of protests against the approaching NATO Summit Tuesday’s rain didn’t stop more than 1,000 Occupy Chicago protestors from marching down Jackson into the Loop as part of their International Worker’s […]Read more "Occupy Chicago echoes through the Loop"
I ran into an artist across the street from the Federal Plaza painting Alexander Culver’s, “Flamingo” sculpture in the rain.Read more "Creative Rain"