What am I doing in Chicago—this place so far from home? I have called many places home: from the mountains of the Pacific Northwest to the beaches of Hawaii. I lived in Mexico for two years as a missionary and spent a summer in Brazil. From the first time I visited Chicago, I knew that it had something special to it. I would call it a certain “je ne sais pas”, but I am not going to. It is a city of cultural depth. How to describe this town? Musical. Touristy. Ethnic. Artsy. Political (windy). Magnificent.