Category: Community

Anthony Bourdain and Male Depression

Anthony Bourdain and Male Depression
Note: This week’s post focuses on issues around mental health, depression, and suicide, and may be unsettling for more sensitive readers. Comments on this post and on our Facebook page will be moderated and inappropriate comments will be removed With the recent sudden passing of Anthony Bourdain, there has been greater attention paid to mental... Read more »

Roseanne, Samantha Bee, and Free Speech

Roseanne, Samantha Bee, and Free Speech
Like many of you, I have been following news about Roseanne and Samantha Bee getting in trouble for making comments on Twitter. One made flat-out racist comments; the other used a questionable word. The result has been a lively, passionate discussion about free speech on Twitter. (As well as a correlating number of flat-out troll... Read more »

Red Alert: 48 Crucial Hours for Net Neutrality

Red Alert: 48 Crucial Hours for Net Neutrality
With a potential Congressional vote to end Net Neutrality, it is imperative that people contact their Representatives to urge them to vote against the FCC’s recommendations. (And you can learn more via http://www.battleforthenet.com) But why should we support Net Neutrality? You may be thinking…and here are some good reasons: Ajit Pai, Chair of the FCC, has... Read more »
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Paschen: Building The Future Through Their Scholars

Paschen: Building The Future Through Their Scholars
As a resident of the Beverly neighborhood, I was excited to hear about the opening of the south terminal of the 95th Street Red Line stop. Along with plans to renovate the north terminal, as well as possible Red Line expansion all the way to 130th Street, this has excited many Southside residents. Although conversation... Read more »

Social Media, Caregiving & Friendships

This week, I had a birthday. A milestone birthday. It wasn’t something I would promote via social media (the milestone part, that is, not the birthday). Regardless of the various friendships I’ve had over the past, there’s something a bit embarrassing about it…especially since at this age, I never thought I would be caregiving for... Read more »

Some Upcoming Chicago Events to Check Out

Some Upcoming Chicago Events to Check Out
As we’re gearing into spring, many great mission-driven and cause-related Chicago events are popping up. If you’re looking to get out and about through the next few months, here are a few suggestions for your consideration. If you know about any other great Chicago events we should know about, please leave them in the comments,... Read more »
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How Net Neutrality Impacts Chicago Nonprofits

Why we need net neutrality from Vimeo Staff on Vimeo With the February 27th  #OneMoreVote campaign on February 27th to overturn the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality, many organizations – including Chicago nonprofits – may not understand the full implications of not taking action. And with the FCC repeal entering the Federal Register, it is... Read more »

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle

Living The Linux Laptop Lifestyle
As a freelance writer and social media consultant, I rely on my Windows 10 laptop (a ten-year-old Hewlett Packard Elitebook) for my work. However, the replacement charger blew out…two weeks after the original HP-branded charger blew out, and my laptop battery drained. That meant only one thing…getting my Linux laptop out of storage while I ordered another... Read more »

Net Neutrality Update: "One More Vote" on 2/27

Net Neutrality Update: "One More Vote" on 2/27
We’ve focused on net neutrality in the past, both in terms of Ajit Pai’s destructive efforts as well as possible next steps to restore net neutrality. Thankfully, there are efforts to push this through…but things are at a bit of a standstill. So this means that not only is there further work to be done,... Read more »
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How Donald Trump Taught Me The Power of Friendship and Community

No, it’s not a wacky ironic statement typical of a Gen X-er like me. Despite this blog’s focus on technology and social change, I will state for the record: Donald Trump, in his political activities, has taught me the power of friendship. Maybe it all started just a year ago when I was deciding to move... Read more »