Posts tagged "Chicago"

The Metro Gun Share Program

The Metro Gun Share Program
If you’ve ventured down to Daley Plaza in the last 24 hours, you’ve undoubtedly noticed a new addition to the Plaza,  a new art exhibit entitled the Metro Gun Share Program.  The design of the art piece will look extremely familiar to Chicagoans; it looks exactly like a Divvy bike share docking station.  However, you’ll... Read more »

Transportation Just Got Easier As Divvy Has New Siblings In The City

Transportation Just Got Easier As Divvy Has New Siblings In The City
So, I live right outside of the city…Alsip to be exact.  I’m 5 blocks outside of the city limit.  Yes…I know, it brings me much shame too!  It’s a situation I’m working on. However, I work in the West Loop.  I drive to work daily.  I have biked to work however.  I’m a huge bicyclist. ... Read more »

Reflections of a Chicago Boy who took students to the March For Our Lives: DC Edition

Reflections of a Chicago Boy who took students to the March For Our Lives: DC Edition
8:04am I am currently sitting in a Starbucks in Crestwood, IL., 2 hours removed from our bus returning to Chicago. Let me start by saying that I feel amazingly fortunate to have traveled to Washington D.C. for the March For Our Lives. Better yet, I was able to travel there with a bus full of... Read more »
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As A Veteran And Teacher, I Think Arming Teachers Is A Really Bad Idea

As A Veteran And Teacher, I Think Arming Teachers Is A Really Bad Idea
Throughout the day, friends have sent me a plethora of articles surrounding the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  One of those articles in particular caught my eye. It was written by Matt Martin and entitled, “I’ve been shot in combat. And as a veteran, I’m telling you: allowing teachers to be armed... Read more »

Am I A Racist?

Am I A Racist?
Am I a racist? What a strange question to be faced with. Actually, I wasn’t faced with that exact questions recently, but something similar.   To paraphrase the letter I received from a conservative friend of mine: So I’m wondering about something and you always have insightful answers. If our president would of said something instead... Read more »

Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues!

Nobody Leaves Here Without Singing the Blues!
There is nothing like standing in the presence of greatness. Now, I’m no great blues aficionado.  I honestly wish I knew more about blues than I do, but even if the simple name doesn’t precede him, it only takes about 5 seconds on guitar for you to recognize the greatness of Buddy Guy!  The man... Read more »
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Unpublished Throwback: Did You Know There Was A Peace March and Rally In Chicago Thursday? And It Was Awesome

Unpublished Throwback: Did You Know There Was A Peace March and Rally In Chicago Thursday? And It Was Awesome
Note: This blog was originally created on October 29, 2017, but was never published. Today, I had the privilege of an attending a peace march and rally here in Chicago.  In fact, I was the guest speaker. The rally was organized by the community of teachers and students at Dr. Martin Luther King Academy for... Read more »

Have You Read Chicago's Gun Trace Report?

Have You Read Chicago's Gun Trace Report?
I suppose an easier question is did you know that Chicago released a gun trace report?  If you have yet to see it, click on the picture below to read it…I’ll wait.   Now, I’ve been meaning to post on this topic since the report was released last week.  However today, I heard two things that... Read more »

Be The Change You Want To See In Chicago; All Day Every Day

Be The Change You Want To See In Chicago; All Day Every Day
Recently, I had a situation pop up that made me go “Wow!” and reminded me that you never know what might happen or what you might encounter. It was last Thursday evening. The organization I work for had a great fundraiser in the River North area. I rode my bike to the event. It was... Read more »
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Cops Leaving Crates of Guns Lying Around You Say?

Cops Leaving Crates of Guns Lying Around You Say?
So, it takes a lot for me to look someone in the face and say “You’re full of shit.”  Outside of Wayne Lapierre and the NRA nuts (they’re not all nuts, but there’s a very vocal minority, emboldened by a dirtbag leadership, that just keeps the boat rocking), I’m generally a live and let live... Read more »