Tag: Accountability

Why Do I Need To Buy Something To Use The Bathroom?

Almost a month ago I was denied the use of the bathroom while I shopped at the River North location of Bed Bath & Beyond. After having a nice Palm Sunday brunch with my boyfriend, he reminded me that he had a gift card for the chain and we walked over to pick up a... Read more »

Sweetened Beverage Commercials? There Are Better Ways To Impact African American Health Mr. Bloomberg

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems to be very invested in protecting the African American population of Cook County from slowly killing ourselves with sugary drinks. Per Forbes Magazine, he is poised to spend another $3 million dollars in advertising in support of the unpopular tax on sweetened beverages on top of the $2... Read more »

The Obama Library: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity? Part 2

Note:  This is part 2 of an essay I read at last Thursday’s Frunchroom reading series in Beverly.   And that’s where the old sneaking suspicion starts creeping in.  That’s where the doubt about the intentions of this new shining center on the south side start to cloud my perception.  Because as much as I... Read more »
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The Obama Library: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity? Part I

Note:  This is the first part of an essay I read at last Thursday’s Frunchroom reading series in Beverly.    Like most of my neighbors, I’ve been paying close attention to every scrap of news released about the proposed Obama Presidential Library. The construction of the library and its campus will have a profound effect... Read more »

Now THIS Is A Sweet Potato Pie Recipe!

Remember that foolishness I showed you all a few weeks ago? It seems like Cooking Panda heard what everyone and their grandmother has been saying:  SWEET POTATO PIE DOES NOT HAVE PARMESAN CHEESE! And boy did they listen.  So much so that they actually consulted the nice ladies at Southern Girl Desserts for help. While... Read more »

Will Sweet Potato Pie Bring Our Country Together?

If you’re a pie lover consider this your trigger warning for the foolishness you’re about to see. My reaction: I’ve been looking at this fuckery for the past three days and still can’t make heads or tails out of it.  That is a “recipe” for Sweet Potato Pie that contains Parmesan cheese. PARMESAN CHEESE! Foolishness. ... Read more »
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I Can't Get A Second Chance But You Can Learn From My Experiences

Last week I was fortunate enough to celebrate another birthday. Now that I am a woman of a certain age in her late 40’s I tend to take stock of where I am, where I’m going in life and where I want to be. Most people would like a second bite at the apple.  To... Read more »

In Woodlawn It's The Little Things That Matter

Believe it or not, this is more than a sign.  It is a sign of hope.  Possibly a sign of renewal. Explanation to come.   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam... Read more »

American History: Slavery Revision Edition

This past week the First Lady addressed the Democratic National Convention and broke the news that slaves had built the White House. Some historians and/or pundits countered that “others” also had a hand in building the White House. Which is a true statement. Yet the “others” comprised about 33% percent of the people who built... Read more »
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Project Motivation

After a much needed break, I realized that I have several unfinished home projects. And now they’re piled up and sitting all over the house. Or in the case of my non painted walls and (still) non organized second bedroom, sitting there patiently waiting to be completed. In all fairness, the stress of substitute teaching... Read more »