This was an epic moment for me. Chicago and Blogher13. I just had to see The Chicago Tribune. A long way from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, and Ryerson Journalism school and London Free Press. I’ve had bylines a lot of places over the years: from The Kamloops News to the Free Press, the Record, the Toronto Sun, Today’s Parent and Canadian Family, and dozens of small dailies, plus my favourite moment, a few published essays in the Globe and Mail. But standing inside the lobby of this grand lady, I remembered why I got into this business of writing.