Posts in category "Illinois"

Evanston's Whole Foods Ripe With Accusations Of Racism

Evanston's Whole Foods Ripe With Accusations Of Racism
Just as a journalist will seek reputable sources to support her work, so too will a grocery store security guard identify individuals posing threats to the business, right? End of story. Then again, maybe not. For example, a good journalist would never cite Wikipedia as a source, right? After all, there are countless alternative sources... Read more »

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 1)

Earth, Wind & Fire: A Race To Mackinac Video In The Making (Part 1)
I believe every journey presents opportunities to connect with others, especially when the travelers remain open to discovery. Once anchored and nurtured, friendship and community thrive as support systems, preserved indefinitely for all of those who choose to learn — and share – the backstories and perspectives of others. And so, upon previewing this just-released... Read more »
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Confessions Of A Mom: That Time I Went To The Sybaris Pool Suites As A Teen

Confessions Of A Mom: That Time I Went To The Sybaris Pool Suites As A Teen
I promised myself 2015 would be the year I “exercise fearless sharing”, so when I read ChicagoNow blogger Brett Baker’s hilarious post about The Sybaris Pool Suites, it brought back memories of my own experience at The Sybaris and how unforgivably ridiculous it was. I reached out to Brett to share my story, and here,... Read more »

One Of My Favorite Childhood Memories

One Of My Favorite Childhood Memories
It’s impossible to pick my favorite childhood memory, but one very special time takes me back to the summer of 1974, when I was 6 years old. The drive from River Forest to Oak Park was just 9 minutes, but it always felt like forever, especially when Mom listened to WGN talk radio and Beth... Read more »

2014 Race To Mackinac

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The annual Race to Mackinac (pronounced MAC-in-awe) is sailing’s Freshwater Marathon, and this year’s 106th race marks my husband’s 4th. Twenty-six summers ago, when Mike and I were interns in Chicago riding the METRA to and from our respective parents’ homes, he confided a dream. “Before I die,” he’d said, “I want to crew on... Read more »
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Gun Play In Preschool: Addressing Violence With Young Children

Gun Play In Preschool: Addressing Violence With Young Children
This column, about gun play in preschool, first appeared in Evanston, Illinois on Patch.com, November 25, 2013. If you read only one paragraph in this column, please read the last one and share it with anyone you know who hopes to put a stop to gun violence. On November 17th, I received this Facebook message... 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 »

Ignorance Up Close: Facebook Thread Highlights Complaceny Toward Gun Violence

Ignorance Up Close: Facebook Thread Highlights Complaceny Toward Gun Violence
After writing an article about my son’s iPod Touch getting stolen, I shared it online….and that’s when a couple of former high school classmates started commenting on my Facebook page (note: I’ve blurred any names except for my own). This high school friend now lives in L.A.: The next comment came from a former high... 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 »
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