Archive for February 2015

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future

Why my life is filled with joy as I look toward my future
This post is part of a monthly ChicagoNow bloggers event called Blogapalooza. All bloggers are invited to receive a topic at 9pm, write and edit on that topic in one hour, and publish right at 10 pm. Click here to read all the other great posts from tonight. Life is finite. There is nothing we... Read more »

Genealogy Research: What happened to my great-grandfather?

This is the third post in the series discussing my years of genealogical research. You can find the other posts here in the Genealogy category. What happened to my great-grandfather? This question should really be “What happened to all the men in my mom’s family?” Both of my grandfathers (paternal and maternal) were dead before... Read more »

Genealogy Research: My top 5 challenges doing genealogical research

Genealogy Research: My top 5 challenges doing genealogical research
I know I promised to tell you about my great-grandfather and whether, or not I found him. However, in order to explain how I found him, I needed to write this post about the top 5 challenges I face in my genealogical research. Knowing what these challenges are and anticipating them may save you some... Read more »
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Genealogy Research: Learning about my fascinating ancestors

Genealogy Research: Learning about my fascinating ancestors
I have been intrigued with genealogy for years, but didn’t have the time or resources to do the research. With the the advent of the internet and the incredible databases now available online, I have spent hundreds of hours in the last 4 years building my family tree. I am not a fan of how... Read more »

Why I'm mad at the religious leaders backing the Jackie Robinson West baseball team

Why I'm mad at the religious leaders backing the Jackie Robinson West baseball team
I’m so mad at the religious leaders backing the Jackie Robinson West baseball team, and I’ll tell you why… Exodus 20:16 (NIV) 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Source: Biblegateway.com Don’t lie. That’s what that means. Don’t tell your neighbor lies; don’t tell lies about your neighbors. It’s #9 on God’s top... Read more »

What's up with the terrible snow removal?

What's up with the terrible snow removal?
Super Bowl Sunday of 2015 provided us with a great game and a huge snowstorm that dumped as much at 19.3″ (49cm) of snow in our area. It snowed for hours. It was heavy and wet and broke our Bradford Pear tree. This was the 5th largest snowfall in Chicago; it was a big deal,... Read more »
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