Fifteen Years After 9/11, I'm Still Scared of Terrorists

Fifteen Years After 9/11, I'm Still Scared of Terrorists
I began writing this post six months ago..on March 22, 2016, after three coordinated suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. For me, that was the day the war on terrorism became personal to me, just like it on the morning of... Read more »

ABC's Byron Pitts on Faith, Obstacles, and 'Living the Dream'

ABC's Byron Pitts on Faith, Obstacles, and 'Living the Dream'
“I know that in all the darkest, loneliest moments of my life, when I felt the world was against me and the winds of conventional wisdom were in my face, in those moments, God held me in the palm of His hand” From “Step Out on Nothing: How Faith and Family Helped Me Conquer Life’s... Read more »

Are You Ready for the Rio Olympics?

The XXXI Games of the Summer Olympiad open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5, at historic Maracanã Stadium. More than 10,500 athletes representing 206 nations, including Kosovo and South Sudan, will participate. But these Olympic games begin with trepidation for the health and safety of its athletes, despite assurances from a nearly-impeached mayor,... Read more »
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Hillary Clinton and a Glass-Shattering Moment

Hillary Clinton and a Glass-Shattering Moment
Hillary Clinton had a great moment at the Democratic National Convention. Mark the date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A moment, I fear, that our daughters missed. How big was this moment for women? We’ve been telling our daughters (me included) that of course, you can do anything you want in life. But until last night,... Read more »

Overcoming Fears? 'Go Ape!'

Overcoming Fears? 'Go Ape!'
My 11 year old, Rosie, and I are dead-set on overcoming fears. Just because we inherited a fear of freefall heights doesn’t mean we should be stymied by it, right? It was for this reason that, in the name of journalism, we opted to attend opening day for Bemis Woods’ new ‘Go Ape’ zip line... Read more »

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »
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Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too
If you listened to any report on Chicago television news Tuesday night regarding the ESPN the Body Issue, you’d think Chicago Cubs All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta was the only Chicago athlete posing nude for the cameras. Two other athletes…superstars in their own right…were ignored almost universally: 2016 Olympics-bound forward Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s... Read more »

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590

Chicago Bandits Announce Partnership with WCGO-AM 1590
For the first time since the mid-2000’s, a women’s sports team will be heard over Chicago’s airwaves, as the Chicago Bandits announced they will partner with 1590 WCGO Chicago for the upcoming season. Based in Evanston, 1590 WCGO will broadcast all Chicago Bandits games, home and away, during the 2016 campaign. The 2015 NPF Champion... Read more »

How to overcome bullying at any age

How to overcome bullying at any age
I wrote this a few years ago. With so many stories about bullying in the news, though, I thought it was time for a refresher from my own life. Despair and loneliness aren’t your destiny. Read on…. This is a story about bullying. It’s also a story about a happy ending. A few years ago,... Read more »
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Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'

Pitcher Monica Abbott becomes 'Million Dollar Baby'
The Chicago Bandits are saying farewell to ace pitcher Monica Abbott. But she’ll be crying all the way to the bank. Abbott, age 30, made history on Thursday, signing a six year deal with the expansion Houston Scrap Yard Dawgs for a cool million dollars. The move makes her the highest-paid player in National Pro... Read more »
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