Archive for June 2013

Checkers is a lesson on the game of life

Checkers is a lesson on the game of life
I have a weakness for board games.  There I admit it.  One of the best games ever created is the simple game of moving red and black round pieces of wood across a board.   It is a game that has survived for over 4000 years and thank you to the Egyptians for inventing it.  People... Read more »

Organized Religion is Failing the Gay and Transgender Community

Organized religion.  Those words can cause some lively if not heated discussion.  You add the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity into the mix and the heat gets dialed up a few notches.  Then add being gay or transgender in the church and the conversation can often go to the negative extremes.  Organized religion... Read more »

The Men and Women of Chicago Fire Department

The Men and Women of Chicago Fire Department
I have to say that the Chicago Fire Department is one of the best departments I know of. Being a former firefighter myself and currently an occasional professional photographer, any time I hear sirens my heart starts to beat just a bit faster.  I miss the days of working the engine or the truck and... 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 or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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