April 25, 2007


I went to the doctor finally and he said I have a very bad case of Bronchitis. They gave me accupunture and an IV of not-antibiotics to help my blood and said stay on bed rest for a week so I don't get pneumonia. So far the bed rest has not gone very well but I feel better, despite that I spent all day in Gary yesterday. But I already had a cough and a sore throat, so what could the place do to me? Yesterday, while reporting, a man told me and Matt that there are a lot of people in Gary with money, looking for ways to spend it. Because there is nothing to do there, people have to drive to Chicago. The man specifically requested someone come and open a Red Lobster. Gary has an organic cafe with vegan stuff and a juicebar now, that is totally worth stopping for, when yr on yr to and from the dunes. Being in Gary, with all these lovely and/ or decrepit houses that have been sitting empty for a decade or two, pocking blocks, every third house with newspaper up in it's windows, or a tree growing out it's door, you wonder, what will be of Gary in 5 years, or in 20. Will they just wait til everyone dies and bulldoze it? Maybe if they had a movie theatre people would stay. It's the only place in America where gentrification never came to. I will tell you the rest in my story next week or there abouts.

Posted by Jessica at April 25, 2007 09:53 AM | TrackBack