Archive for July 2013
While Chief Justice John Roberts may believe we’ve gotten past race in America, the trial of George Zimmerman for his confessed shooting of Trayvon Martin demonstrates; we haven’t. Each of us still carry the loaded luggage of our assumptions about the others. There is the assumption that a young person, a young person of a... Read more »
Speaking up, speaking out even politely, isn’t popular with some in our society. But somebody has to do it. Why? those who don’t like what I say, might well ask? Because it’s such a very American thing to question authority. Slam dunk why we have the First Amendment. In untangling the string of events that... Read more »
It was a moment, only a moment on June 14, 2013 when Grant Park had it’s delayed opening that I thought about patriotism. The drum roll came. People began to shuffle about me to stand up. Some needed a walker, others stood on their own easily. The ever wonderful Grant Park Orchestra began to play The Star... Read more »
Reading just ruined my life. It’s true. Books from time to time have deflowered my virginity about issues I thought I knew about but clearly was as innocent as my 7-year-old grandson. My current library book (it was quite a wait, but thank you to the Chicago Public Library), Salt Sugar Fat; how the food giants... Read more »
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