When I recently flew out of Chicago and looked down on the city, it struck me the number of ways in which I am connected to it. My father was born there and I have childhood memories of visiting relatives and the Brookfield Zoo. I attended The University of Chicago for a master’s degree from 1974 to 1976, all the time driving around the Southside in a yellow VW with Alabama plates. I had some wonderful clients in Chicago, particularly education companies at a pivot point in their development. Now I visit Chicago once or twice a year for a business meeting. I don’t want to live there, but I have a retrospective appreciation for its place in my life.