The second and third meetings were at his favorite cigar bar.The first meeting was on the ninety-ninth floor of the Sears Tower.For one thing, his inability to read.“Other kids could read, other kids could write, other kids could spell, they could do math,” he says. “Since my daughter showed me voice texts on my phone, I've gotten a lot better,” he says.“I'm not a A student, I'm not even a B student, but I've gotten a lot better with the reading because of texts.The way he remembers it, his friends chickened out, but not him. “I put my hands up to the Sears Tower and I stood up and looked dead at it. That's why I wanted to do this interview here.”In what way? Maybe his times of trouble seem so far behind him that he can't see any way they can hurt him now. Leave the tricky stuff until late in the last interview, when everything else is safely asked and answered, and then grab what you can. First, if he isn't prepared to engage in some kind of serious discussion on the more difficult parts of his life, then I can't see how there can be a significant article about R. Second, it would make me feel spineless and undignified.I've read, listened to, and watched every other R.The tower—which was actually renamed the Willis Tower in 2009, though many Chicagoans, including Kelly, still refer to it by its original name—would also come to play a complicated role in the psychic geography of the 48-year-old man sitting up here now, looking down upon the city and to Lake Michigan beyond. When my mom would be on the highway, I would always look at the Sears Tower as: That's where I want to go, that's where I want to be.”For many years now, most interviews with R.
And then they text me back and I take my time and I can read through it.”Early on, Kelly faced other challenges.“A lot of kids were scared to do it because it actually felt like it was moving and falling over,” he remembers. The simplest reason, of course, would be that he's innocent of anything he has ever been accused of—in that case the mystery would be why he has sidestepped real conversations for so long.