Beyond the Kilt; How My Scottish Heritage Changed Me

Beyond the Kilt; How My Scottish Heritage Changed Me
History never really meant all that much to me when I was a kid and even on into my youth.  I sat in class after class, from junior high all the way through high school, and the lessons went in one ear and out the other.  That would probably explain the mediocre grades on all... Read more »

Finding healing in healthier eating

Well.  It’s been one week.  One week nearly free of chemicals in my food.  The question is has it made a difference so far. Have I found any healing in this new diet? Just one week ago, my diet consisted of lemon lime soda, pizza, white bread, processed canned fruits, soups and mac & cheese. ... Read more »

Raising the white flag for my health

I give up. That’s right I give up.  I’m raising the white flag and about to do something I thought I would never do. Like most Americans, my diet up to this point in my life has consisted of over processed, chemically laced boxed, canned, bagged stuff resembling food.  I make no bones about it. ... Read more »
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Shaving my legs and other curious questions about me

Everyone once in awhile, I like to do something new.  In the past few years, I have broadened my horizons and stepped out of my comfort zone more and more.  This time, instead of writing a post for you to read, I decided to put it all on video. I gave the chance to all... Read more »

I hate that Robin Williams and I have something in common

Tonight I sit here in stunned sadness at the news of the passing of Robin Williams.  The news of his death took my breath away, but when I read that his death was the result of an apparent suicide – I couldn’t help but cry. I grew up watching Robin Williams.  When I was only... Read more »

Love Actually - What should love look like.

What is love? Is it an emotion? Is it an action?  We hear the word tossed around a lot in our culture, but do we really know the depths of what love really should look like? Though we use it to mean very different things, we only have the one word for love.  “I love... Read more »
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Listen to Your Mother - The rest of my story

Earlier this month, the videos from all of the Listen To Your Mother shows were released and are up on YouTube for your viewing pleasure.  I encourage you to take some time and check them out.  For us, the excitement and emotions of that day came flooding back as we all watched each other again... Read more »

Camping, Cooking and Chopped

Back in June, I took my kids, 13 & 18 years old, on their very first camping trip.  The plan was to spend 8 days and 7 nights under the stars at Governor Dodge State Park which sits just 45 minutes West of Madison, Wisconsin. Now I grew up camping in the mountains of California... Read more »

Christianity and being Transgender - Why I won't justify my transition

The position any Christian transgender person is in when it comes to finding a loving and healthy place to worship is a challenging task. All too often we are challenged to justify ourselves to the church. I once again experienced the pain of rejection this weekend and had the stark reality be ever so glaring... Read more »
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Q&A with Shirley Baugher; author, blogger, lover of history

It’s not often I get a chance to interview someone.  I’m always nervous if I am going to ask the right questions.  But when I learned I would have the chance to interview Shirley Baugher, a fellow blogger here at ChicagoNow, I felt a bit relieved.  Though we had not met in person, I knew... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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