Archive for February 2013

Are food deserts just a mirage?

Are food deserts just a mirage?
“The South Side really has so much beauty,” she told me. “The old buildings, the lakefront.” “I’m acclimated to the neighborhood now. But not everyone is able to.” We were speaking of Woodlawn, Lyletta and I. She’s lived there 11 years, she knows everything about her neighborhood, she’s written about it extensively, she can’t afford... Read more »

Dear Barbara Byrd Bennett, We're talking. Are you listening?

Dear Barbara Byrd Bennett, I missed you at the community forum Monday night. You know, the forum at St. Anselm’s Catholic Church? A sort of open-mic night where south side folks could talk to you CPS people? We had the Burnham Park Network brass there, but not you. I don’t know why I expected you,... Read more »

Potlucks, because the pressure cooker blew a gasket

Potlucks, because the pressure cooker blew a gasket
Anybody else with children annoyed by Dr. Sears and his attachment parenting claptrap? (Oops, spoiler alert.) You know, that guy who said we moms should “bond” with our babies, unlike our mothers before us who failed in this regard, and has written a shelf full of books to tell us how? I know. It sounds... Read more »
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