I know I've been an absentee blogger these past few days. I guess I'm kind of burnt out on the hatred. Suffice to say, there are still plenty of things to hate about the area. Vigilante justice in our jail cells is taking up most of the headline space, but I recently learned that a friend of a friend was shot during a mugging. I guess this highlights how lucky I was when I got mugged and made the executive decision to sass back. Although I have no regrets, it would be irresponsible for me to suggest that course of action when the potential consequences are so severe.
The recent mugging and assault anecdotes along with the murder spike in Ward 5 make me think that I'm leaving the city at just the right time.
Less than a week left in the essay contest. I have about a dozen entries so far. I want more.