Archive for December 2015

8 choices I've made in 2015

I headed to Springfield with my students from GSU to advocate for education funding. Sadly, Illinois still doesn't have a budget.
Every month ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour,” an optional writing exercise in which, at precisely 9 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, a topic is sent out. Whoever decides to partake must conceive, write and then publish a post exactly one hour later. The December 2015 topic: You made a million choices in 2015. Write about... Read more »

Resolution Chronicles: creating moments I want to be in

Resolution Chronicles: creating moments I want to be in
My daughter gave me a Lush bath bomb for Christmas. She worried that I wouldn’t understand how special it was. It’s the “it” gift among young women. But I felt honored. It’s been ages, more than a year, since I’ve had a hot bath. And that’s odd, because I adore baths. So, on Christmas day,... Read more »

Jimmy Carter is not cancer free: he's NED

Jimmy Carter is not cancer free: he's NED
Jimmy Carter is a hero of mine. As a kid who grew up Southern Baptist during the transformation of a moderate denomination into a fundamentalist and intolerant one, I turned to Carter for hope. I left the church many decades before he did, but his determination to teach within that church while embracing women’s rights,... Read more »
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