Category: Anger

Horrible Choices Children Make May Not Be The Parent's Fault

In the past month, the following incidents have made headlines: Another school shooting and suicide. A young man effectively walking away from a multiple victim DUI vehicular homicide. A young man allegedly arranging the murder for hire of his mother. A young woman allegedly participating in a robbery where she became the fatality. A young... Read more »

When Does A Spanking Go Too Far: Lessons Learned

I’m relieved to report that I have seen and spoken with the children next door and as far as I can tell they seem to be alright and in good spirits. I’ve been monitoring the situation—the best that I can from across the breezeway—and I haven’t heard anything remotely resembling what I heard on the... Read more »

When Does A Spanking Go Too Far: Why I Didn't Call The Police

My original post very much hit a nerve with close personal friends, with my fellow Chicago Now bloggers and also with the general public. People reached out to me to tell their stories of abuse.  Others privately told me I was doing the right thing.  Strangers who know nothing of my personal character, much less... Read more »

When Does A Spanking Go Too Far?

One of my young neighbor received a spanking on Wednesday. Her screams jarred me out of the drudgery of washing my dishes, but it was the sound of the belt on her skin that made me pay attention. I could hear what was going on because the temperatures were so mild that day, my dining... Read more »

Is This What Should Have Happened To The Wilding Teens On Michigan Avenue?

Please be advised that the video below is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all audiences. The young women above were disciplined by their father for allegedly taping and distributing “twerking” videos on Facebook. I know few fathers that would encourage their daughters to behave in such a manner.  I know even... Read more »

Seven Deadly Sins: Anger - "Gun Violence In Chicago"

I am seething with anger over all of this shooting. On Sunday a man was shot in the head two blocks south of my home.  Yesterday five people were shot in the vicinity of a South Shore Currency Exchange. The gun violence in this city is out of control.  Scratch that—gun violence in Chicago was... Read more »