Archive for December 2012

Two Words: Open Bar

Two Words: Open Bar
There are two words in the English language that are guaranteed to bring a huge smile to my face: OPEN BAR. When I hear that rallying call, my mind instantly swirls with all the possibilities! A much younger me dreamed about being a kid in a candy store. Mid-thirty me dreams of free appetizers, beer,... Read more »

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Holidays

Remembering Our Loved Ones During the Holidays
I met Dawj Sangster last year when I was a member of Six Brown Chicks. She is a Doctor of Motivation who has turned her life’s pain into purpose through her writing, motivational speaking, and serial philanthropy. Last night, Dawj hosted an “Ornament Hanging Memorial Service” to honor the lives of our loved ones lost.... Read more »

New Schools Expo Resources

New Schools Expo Resources
On Saturday, New Schools for Chicago and Chicago Public Schools presented the New Schools Expo 6.0 which gave parents and students a chance to talk with leaders from more then 100 great school options including charter schools and complete enrollment forms on the spot. New this year was the techNOW area which featured the latest... Read more »
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Relationship Lessons from Geese

Relationship Lessons from Geese
I was at an event where Dan Hampton was the keynote speaker. He ended his talk with “Five Lessons from Geese” which he explained that he didn’t write, but it’s so powerful that he likes to share this story. I was so moved by his words that I googled “Lessons From Geese” and found that... Read more »

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?

After the Reelection of Barack Obama…What?
On November 6th, 2012, the country reelected Barack Obama as president. As an African-American Democratic Chicagoan, I was ecstatic. I partied so hard Tuesday night that I had to drag myself to work Wednesday morning. After work, I really wanted to go home and sleep, but my favorite American poet, writer, activist, and educator, Nikki... Read more »