I went to my friend’s book signing today in Pilsen, one of the coolest neighborhoods in Chicago. I like it because it still has that underground artist edge and the rent is still reasonably cheap. And they have coffee shops! My friend Sandra hosts an ongoing event called the Butterfly Poetry Project where she hosts open mic sessions with local poets. My friend, Robin fine introduced me to Sandra. She’s a pretty cool gal. She invited the first female Puerto Rican Bomba group to perform for the event and they blew the roof off the venue with their hypnotic Afro Carribean beats and dancing. Such amazing energy. Their drum beating was so hypnotic one could almost fall into a trance and summon all the Orishas.