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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 »

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 »

Oscar Day Rules

I love the Oscars.  In my home it is a sacred day long celebration. Such a momentous occasion has rules.  Very basic rules, but rules nonetheless.  Because I love you all, I feel that I need to publicize their existence.  After all I can’t get mad at you if you don’t know how it works.... Read more »

What Do Ferguson and The South Side Have In Common? Nothing.

As our collective national debate swirls around the events in Ferguson and Cleveland, I have a simple story to tell. A story that illustrates why race still matters and why we as a nation have difficulty advancing towards a meaningful dialogue on the subject. Wednesday I was making arrangements with a long time friend about... Read more »

Jon Stewart Lets America Know It *IS* About Race

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Vacant Building + High School Kids = Trouble

I’ve written extensively about the Woodlawn Organization owned vacant Metropolitan building for years. In its former incarnations the building was once the former Loretto Academy, Christ Apostolic Church and most recently Entry House which ceased operations a few years ago.  Since then it’s been sitting empty. And an empty building is never a good thing... Read more »

Caught By The Grammar Police

Dear Lisa Boucher Cabral, Thank you for serving as the grammar police and catching the errors in my last post. One of the hazards of putting your thoughts and opinions out for the world to see is that you open yourself up to scrutiny.  It’s part of the process that I fully embrace; mostly because... Read more »

A Pregnant Cat, Cute Kittens & Cluelessness: The Backstory

I tend to get a little self absorbed when I’m job hunting. Even more so when I’m actually interviewing. When my downstairs neighbor told me about the kittens last week you could of knocked me over with a feather. I had been feeding Mama cat for months and mistakenly thought that she was a he. ... Read more »