A re-posting from Amber Ladeira, local intellectual, curmudgeon, activist, and an announcement of her new blog:
"I'm Amber Ladeira, one of many interviews in Division Street America by Studs Terkel.
For accuracy's sake, I've never lived on Chicago's Division Street. That street name was used as the book's title as a metaphor, because the interviewees were diverse in all respects: financial, ethnicity, values, education, etc.
Since I've been included in the blogosphere, not just the web, with others mentioning me in their own blogs,I decided to set up my own blog.
I'll be bringing up local and far-ranging issues of serious error, reputation defamation, misunderstandings, etc. The media will figure prominently in my observations, because it no longer hires copy editors or proofreaders."