Posts tagged "Serious Shit"

Refreshing isn't always refreshing

Refreshing isn't always refreshing
I’m working late while it is happening. Oblivious, I get on the train, take out my phone, and look at my Twitter feed. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. People are saying that TV news wasn’t covering it. That seems horribly wrong but okay for me since I only have my phone. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. There are pictures. Frightening images... Read more »

What is the Heartbleed bug, and what should you do about it?

Do you use the Internet? Congratulations, your data has been vulnerable for about 2 years and is even more vulnerable now that the Heartbleed bug has been revealled publicly. Until web sites patch this OpenSSL vulnerability that little lock and https that you’ve been taught will keep your data safe as it travels across the... Read more »

Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope

Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope
Today is Donna Day. A day for Donna. This is a day when bloggers unite to raise money for childhood cancer research in honor of Mary Tyler Mom‘s daughter Donna. No, I won’t be asking you to leave cheerful messages for Donna in the comments. Donna will not read this. Donna died in 2009. She was... Read more »
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Pregnant woman shot and killed after racial confrontation

Trayvon Martin was lucky. At least he caught national attention. At least people were outraged at his killing. But he is not the only shooting victim in this country. Far from it. Consider, for example, a couple of people in Kansas shot for walking down the sidewalk. The man was shot multiple times for that... Read more »

20 things to do on warm nights in Chicago besides shoot people

20 things to do on warm nights in Chicago besides shoot people
Last night was a beautiful warm night in Chicago. My husband and I took advantage of the warm weather to sit on our back porch, drink beer, stare at our phones and talk about electronic content management solutions. (You thought we were pretty cool until I got to those last two items, didn’t you?) A... Read more »

Donna Day: Support pediatric cancer research

Cancer sucks. No one wants cancer. But do you know when cancer really sucks? When a child has it. Pediatric cancer sucks not only because of the possibility of a child dying before getting much time to enjoy life. Although that really sucks. Pediatric cancer also sucks because the medical reality is that fighting cancer... Read more »
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I Still Don't Believe That 9/11 Happened

I Still Don't Believe That 9/11 Happened
I still don’t believe that the attacks on 9/11 happened. No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I know they happened. It’s just unbelievable. There were major terrorist attacks committed on U.S. soil. The Pentagon, the symbol of our nation’s military strength, had a hole in it. The World Trade Center towers, mainstays of the New... Read more »

Why I Made a List of Shooting Victims

Why I Made a List of Shooting Victims
I started this blog as an alternative to making a list of “40 things to do before I’m 40.”  I decided instead to make a list for each of the 40 weeks until I turned 40 on any subject other than that. I had a few ideas for lists but hoped that enough inspiration would... Read more »

List 7: Chicago Shooting Victims

List 7: Chicago Shooting Victims
Shootings in Chicago have increased compared to last year. Most of the shootings are not in my neighborhood. That doesn’t make it okay. Most of the victims are not white. That doesn’t make it okay. Some of the people shot were criminals. Even that doesn’t make it okay. Normally I do lists that are 40... Read more »
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