This brings to mind the mistakes of Patch. I was sitting at the coffee shop around the corner from my house in maybe 2010, doing freelance work and looking for a job. Sitting next to me was a young lady with a laptop that said Patch clearly on it. We started chatting. She had been helicoptered in from some other city, St Louis, to report on Ravenswood. Later that summer I heard the hiring manager for Patch talk about how difficult it was to find qualified candidates to hire here. Really! I thought, with the bloodletting here at the Sun-Times and the Tribune- she found few qualified candidates? Chicagoans have deep roots in their neighborhoods and you never know what tasty tidbits those roots will pull up from the soil of our civic society. Even, or especially, wizened journalists, might find some very good stories to tell.