Lupus sufferers shouldn't miss their doctor's appointments

Lupus sufferers shouldn’t miss their doctor’s appointments but unfortunately, I did. Normally, I’m good at keeping my appointments but for some reason I didn’t feel like going last week. I, like many lupus sufferers, feel as though we don’t have to go to the doctor if we’re feeling well. With lupus, it’s important to go... Read more »

Chicago Dramatists offers partial scholarship to local writers

Chicago Dramatists offers partial scholarship to local writers
Chicago Dramatists, The Center for New Play Development, is currently offering a partial scholarship to local writers. The M.E.H. Lewis Memorial Fund, in memory of resident playwright M.E.H. Lewis, will assist local writers to further their goals in this area. Chicago Dramatists is located at 1105 W. Chicago Avenue. This fund was created for those... Read more »

You can now place Usher in the same boat with Bill Cosby

You can now place Usher in the same boat with Bill Cosby
Singer Usher Raymond, simply known as Usher, can now be placed into the same boat with Bill Cosby. Both men have women coming out of the woodwork with allegations that should have been mentioned before now. Usher is black America’s sweetheart, who was once donned as the new Jackie Wilson because of his smooth technique... Read more »
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Cook County "pop tax" has some residents willing to shop at neighboring counties for soda

There are some Cook County residents on my social media who are willing to travel (or thinking about it) the extra mile to neighboring counties or states in order to avoid paying extra tax for their beloved soft drinks. As of July 1, 2017, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has her wish granted in... Read more »

Estroven Sleep Cool for menopause is the answer to my prayers

Estroven Sleep Cool for menopause is the answer to my prayers
Finally–after a few years of having private summers year round, I discovered that Estroven Sleep Cool for menopause is the perfect product for me. Because I have lupus, I had to be extra careful when choosing products for menopause relief. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks itself. Damage or potential damage... Read more »

Celebrating my 50th birthday on the Mystic Blue cruise was just what I needed

Celebrating my 50th birthday on the Mystic Blue cruise was just what I needed
Celebrating my 50th birthday on the Mystic Blue cruise line this past weekend was just what I needed. I’ve never been on a major cruise line but after my experience on the Mystic Blue, I really don’t see the need. The Mystic Blue is one of the entertainment cruises docked at Chicago’s Navy Pier and... Read more »
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Thugs will not run me out of Chicago

Listen up thugs—the senseless shooting and other nonsense you’re committing across the city of Chicago is not enough to make me move to another state. Why? Because I was born and raised here and have lived here longer than any of you existed. No, I’m not bad Leroy Brown but let me explain. After living... Read more »

How I plan on being selfish for the next 50 years of my life

While many cringe at turning 50 years old, I’m looking forward to it. I’ll be 50 years old Saturday, July 22. After that, I plan on becoming selfish for the next half of the century. Let me explain. Becoming selfish in my case will not be a bad thing. I have spent all of my... Read more »

My "tech neck" came from low self esteem

There was a report on the news regarding “tech neck”, a term used for people in pain from constantly bowing their heads when using their cell phones and other electronic devices. While that’s understandable, I had “tech neck” way before electronics existed. My “tech neck” came from hanging my head down all the time, either... Read more »
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I'll be 50 this month and I'm looking forward to it

I am totally looking forward to reaching my milestone of 50 years old this month, July 22. While most people dread turning 50, I feel a different way about it. For starters, I’m in stable health. I haven’t had any lupus flares or hospitalizations lately. I was diagnosed with lupus when I was in my... Read more »