This is post #100 for Blog Harbor which makes this something of an occasion to commemorate. And I can think of no better way to do so then by highlighting my beloved hometown of Chicago.
I began this blog with a simple premise: Writing about people, places, things and events that passionately and/or humorously moved me off the fence in one direction or another. Over the past 16 months Blog Harbor has practically taken on a life of its own, progressing and growing in ways I never imagined possible. Relatively speaking, it’s similar in scope and reach to Chicago.
After the great fire of 1871, the city began rebuilding as architects started drawing up plans for what would soon become the world’s first skyscrapers. No one could have foreseen what would happen with Chicago over the next 25 years as the city grew in remarkable ways, aesthetically, culturally and globally. Today, Chicago is among the world’s greatest cities offering something unique and exciting for every palate.
It’s ridiculous to imply Blog Harbor is as grand, as diverse or as globally relevant as Chicago. It’s not. It’s a blog. But in one very small way, the journey for both has been similar. So my sincere thanks to all of you for making Blog Harbor a viable community on the internet. Whether we’re talking about Chicago or a blog, it’s the people that make them come alive. And without your consistent patronage and valuable input, Blog Harbor wouldn’t exist at all.
About the Author: Christopher Gabriel is the host of the cleverly named Christopher Gabriel Program on AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, North Dakota. You can hear him weekdays from 9 to Noon. As a writer and humorist, his work has been been published online by the Chicago Sun-Times, Reuters and publications within the Sun-Times News Group.