Posts in category "Grief"

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 3)
FIRE While Chris Froeter worked to edit the memories he’d captured on video during CHIEF’s 4th Race to Mackinac, a fire destroyed his family’s Evanston, Illinois, home, along with nearly all the Froeters’ possessions. The date was Friday, March 20th, 2015. SKIP TO PART 1 OF THIS SERIES (EARTH) SKIP TO PART 2 OF THIS... Read more »

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 2)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 2)
WIND CHIEF’s First Race To Mackinac After a whirlwind summer purchasing and prepping our new boat, I stood on the docks on July 16th, 2011, preparing to say goodbye to my husband, my 13-year-old son and the 6 other crewmembers racing in our new boat’s first Race To Mackinac as CHIEF. The crew was provisioned... Read more »

Share This With Every Gun Lover You Know

Dear Gun Lover, You’re not safer in your house with that gun in there.You’re just not. And you’re not being “proactive” teaching your kids how to handle weapons, either. What you’re doing is endangering all of us, and when I say all of us, I mean ALL of us. I showed my 11-year-old this video... Read more »
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A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 3

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For The Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 3
Click here to read Part 1 Click here to read Part 2 In the hospital, the last thing Henry could remember about the accident was taking a turn too wide and having to make a choice: stay left and hit the hay bales or cut right into a pack of riders. He wasn’t wearing leathers... Read more »

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For A Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 2

A Love Letter To Longboarding: Swells of Passion For A Sport That Nearly Killed My Son. Part 2
…Continued from Part 1 …Click here to read Part 3 “Christine Wolf! Christine Wolf! Christine Wolf!” “Yeah? That’s me!” I’m standing on an incline looking down at the crowd below. Did I seriously miss Henry coming down the hill? He probably wants to get into the rental car to get the lunch we packed. Jesus.... Read more »

My Dream For Boston: Txt STOP to Cancel

My Dream For Boston: Txt STOP to Cancel
The urgent text from The Chicago Tribune showed up on my phone at 2:13 p.m. while I was speaking with a friend in Evanston, Illinois, just north of Chicago. Explosion at Boston Marathon. Latest from Chicago Tribune: http:zzvbs.cm/W0m4Xw. Brt 2 u by Comcast. Txt STOP 2 cancel. I glanced at the screen and read it... Read more »
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An Ode To Those Touched By Gun Violence

According to writer Lesley Barker, “an ode is a poem in praise of a person, place or object that is usually identified in the title. It describes a scene, focuses on a problem or a situation and arrives at a conclusion that returns to the original scene or statement. Originally, the ode was a serious... Read more »

Cruise ship victim suing for "horrifying conditions"? Horrifying conditions are lives left in the wake of gun violence.

Cruise ship victim suing for "horrifying conditions"? Horrifying conditions are lives left in the wake of gun violence.
The first passenger to sue the Carnival Corporation cites horrifying conditions, emotional harm, anxiety, nervousness and the loss of the enjoyment of life. We all saw this coming, but I’m blinded by the glaring irony. A mother like Tiffany Rice, whose 15-year-old son Daejae Coleman was killed by gunfire, surely wades through those same emotions... Read more »

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America

Following Dajae Coleman's Death, It's Time To Wake the F*ck Up, America
Spend a little time on the US Census Bureau website and you’ll find that, statistically speaking, the population of Evanston, Illinois, is  quite similar to the overall population of the United States of America. Aside from Evanston’s higher-than-average population density, this suburb north of Chicago reflects the racial and socioeconomic makeup of our nation —... Read more »
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What The Hell's Going On In "Heavenston"?

What The Hell's Going On In "Heavenston"?
What the hell is going on here? Seriously, what the HELL is going on? I moved to Evanston 15 years ago for many reasons. My husband and I wanted to live near Chicago and Lake Michigan, and we also wanted to raise our family in a place filled with people and stories and cultures and... Read more »
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