Writing Challenge: Complete an Article While In-Flight from Chicago to San Francisco

I decided to give myself a challenge during my flight from Chicago to San Francisco: write an article before landing, and then publish whatever that looks like. Once the flight is over, no going back and making changes. What’s written gets published.

For this writing challenge, I decided to write about what writing means to me. It’s a bit meta, but it matters to me. And I’ll tell you why.

The Police Problem: Perception, Reality, and Trust

Are the police corrupt? Should we trust them? What role should they play in society?

This is a topic that is both deeply historical and immediately relevant. This article is about a specific problem in the national dialogue on police: how does the public’s perception about the police impact the public’s trust in that institution?