Alejandra Valera de Barrett
"Chicago sounds rough to the maker of verse. One comfort we have -- Cincinnati sounds worse." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes What can I say about the city I was born and raised in? "It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago..." -- Dan Quayle It's windy, has big shoulders, and tons o' mirrors. "In the twilight, it was a vision of power." -- Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle" Here is a small salute to Chicago and Chicagoans.