By Tucker Bonner
Trinity Center Volunteer
On a cold night in early March of 1999, I was in Chicago attending a professional conference. Snow had begun to fall in the afternoon, and I decided it would be nice to walk up Michigan Avenue to a favorite restaurant for dinner. By the end of dinner, a picturesque snowfall had become a blinding blizzard. As I headed back to my hotel, the streets were empty. There were no taxis available, there were no vehicles of any kind moving about, and there were almost no people out in the weather.