2nd City

Somehow Chicago took the number two spot in TimeOut’s recent world city rankings. The top honor goes to Edinburgh, Scotland.  The methodology might be flawed because it’s based on surveys of residents who are also, presumably, TimeOut readers. Is this an objective assessment of specific qualities or a finger pulse check of civic pride of a non representative swatch of the city’s population? (too many ofs in that sentence but I’m gonna forge on)

What does it mean to love a city? Why do we say civic pride instead of civic love? Pride and love don’t always go hand in hand.

I love our historic buildings even as I know they were built on foundations of exploited labor.

much more is on my mind but I need zzzzzzzzzz

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