You don't have to be Irish to enjoy the South Side Irish Parade. What makes Chicago beautiful is the different cultures, languages, foods, etc. Some people want the culture of their community to stay preserved forever like a Mosquito in Amber. I believe this is a limiting perspective. We have an opportunity to travel the world without leaving Chicago. Get out an explore!
I signed up for the Emerald Isle Mile run. Proceeds from the race went toward a few Beverly Community Groups and Special Olympics Chicago. I needed to stretch before the race began. My only goal was to beat Chuy Garcia. He never showed up, so I won by default.
Sometimes we have to unite with people's worldviews that we don't share. This guy wins my "community pride" award of the week.
I love seeing my fellow Chicagoans. We all share a passion for this City. Diversity is beautiful. It transcends all doubts and rises above all limits.