Archive for July 2018

Have you checked out Warm Belly Bakery?

Have you checked out Warm Belly Bakery?
As I type this, on my increasingly problematic iPhone 6s, I am sitting in Warm Belly Bakery in West Loop. Now, anyone who knows me on a personal level knows I am not a fan of the West Loop. I’ve worked here for 3 years. The parking is horrendous. I call it the #PoopLoop because... Read more »

Discovering Claire Wineland

Discovering Claire Wineland
This morning, I came across the most fascinating video.  I’m one of those people who’s pretty plugged in, most of the time.  I do take time away from my phone, and away from social media, but generally day to day, I’m very engaged in consuming information, spreading information, blogging, writing, etc.  So, one of the... Read more »

One Of The NRA's Paid Gerbils Blocked Me On Twitter!

One Of The NRA's Paid Gerbils Blocked Me On Twitter!
Needless to say, talks of ‘Russia’ are on Americans lips for a variety of reasons. Most recently, because the world watched as the President of the United States effectively knelt down and let Russian President Vladimir Putin urinate in his mouth.  At least, that’s how I perceived the debacle. Now, let’s use common sense:  Russia... Read more »
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Reflecting on Shutting Down The Dan Ryan

Reflecting on Shutting Down The Dan Ryan
I’ve always told my students, “Don’t just read about history someone else is making.  Make some yourself.” Yesterday felt like history being made.  It felt momentous.  In the wake of the March For Our Lives movement, and the new explosion of youth engagement, it felt like so many pages coming together. Now, I’m no stranger... Read more »