Welcome to Marooned on the Subway, a socially conscious blog about people on the 'El' train in Chicago. The goal of this blog is to introduce you to a few of the people you might see on your travels up and down the city (or if you're from outside Chicago, people you've never met!) who have fascinating stories. Take this as a small reminder to step outside your comfort zone, pull out your headphones, and take a chance to talk to the person sitting next to you. You might uncover something extraordinary.