Posts tagged "Accountability"

When Uber Overdraws Your Account You Have Little Recourse

I’ve been a regular supporter and frequent customer of Uber.  To say I’m a fangirl would be an understatement. My relationship with Uber was going along swimmingly—until last week. I contacted Uber to take me and the boyfriend home on the night of my birthday.  Harmless enough, eh?  I thought so too until I saw... Read more »

Slavery As A Game And A Teaching Tool

While going through my Twitter feed this morning, I was alerted to the existence of “Playing History 2 – The Slave Trade” on an entertainment platform called Steam. If you clicked on the link above perhaps you understand why my jaw hit the floor.  What’s even worse is that this game is intended as a... Read more »

The Metropolitan Is Being Repaired

After years of significant deterioration, work is finally being done on the roof of the Metropolitan. I have no idea if the ownership of the building is still under TWO or has changed hands.  I’m not even sure why the building is being repaired at this time. But rest assured that I will start asking... Read more »
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Gardening 2015: Massive Fails In Pictures

Fail #1---The three sticks indicated when I planted the garlic last fall.  Due to our challenging spring, the new growth that was coming through the ground was frozen and the garlic rotted.
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Gardening 2015: Massive Fails

Gardening from seed is way more difficult than it looks. Trust me, I’m finding it out the hard way. I know I could use the excuse that I’ve never started any plants from seed before, but with the amount of information on the internet I should have been better prepared. What happened? I started my... Read more »

The Politics Of Park Benches: Problem Solved

Remember this picture?   Yesterday I took a picture of that very same spot in the park and guess what the difference is?   The park benches are gone! Not too long after I penned the first blog post about these park benches, I called 311 to supplement the call I put into my Alderman’s... Read more »
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The Politics Of Park Benches

What’s wrong with this picture? Benches.  In a park.  What could be wrong with that? A great deal, actually. Those benches actually belong on the sidewalk next to the bus shelter, not on a grassy rise in Jackson Park. Your next question is probably “Well who cares where the benches are?   What’s the big deal?”... Read more »

Racial Missteps Aren’t Just For White People

We’ve all done it, haven’t we? We’ve all said something that was so breathtakingly racially or culturally insensitive, that you can barely believe it came out of your mouth. God knows I’ve made my fair number of embarrassing racial missteps. Like the time I told a blue eyed, blond haired Latina that she didn’t look... Read more »

Stop Doing The Food Stamp Challenge!

Journalists have done the food stamp challenge. Government officials have done the food stamp challenge. CEO’s have done the food stamp challenge. Bloggers have done the food stamp challenge. Celebrities have done the food stamp challenge. We get it, you’re “concerned” about people on food assistance.  You’re so concerned that you think that these “challenges”... Read more »
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Buying Steak And Seafood Is Not A Food Stamp Challenge

If it weren’t such a sad and trite tale, I’d be amused at the level of near hysteria leveled at SNAP recipients. That’s the food stamp program for those of you who don’t know. “OH MY GOD, THESE PEOPLE WILL BUY STEAK, SEAFOOD AND JUNK FOOD ON THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER’S DIME!  WE MUST GUARD AGAINST... Read more »