Mike Meiner is the media columnist for The Chicago Reader. His wife, Betsy Nore, owns a local chain of three women’s clothing stores. Mike and Betsy live in a 104 year-old, three-story Victorian house in the city’s East Ravenswood neighborhood. Their home has been both a source of succor – and tumult. They tell the story of how their home’s sanctity was violated – and why, rather than fleeing bad memories, they chose to stay.