Archive for March 2018

Growing Up With Sydney

Tonight’s blogapaloza challenge: Write about an animal. It can be a pet. A fictional character. A pest in your house (my personal favorite recently). When I was in second grade, my family and I started visiting animal shelters in search of a cat to adopt.  In early February, we visited the Humane Society in Chicago... Read more »

Are youth protesters ready to be the agents of change they are seeking?

I’ve been following a lot of the media coverage about the youth-led anti-gun violence protests, especially the ones in and around Chicago.  I’m especially encouraged to see Chicago Public School students reaching out to the survivors of the attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. It’s admirable that these kids– many of... Read more »

Separating young Congolese refugee from her mother is wrong on so many levels

This morning I was reading Rex Hupke’s column in the Chicago Tribune, in which he relates the story of how a 7-year-old girl is being held at a facility in Chicago after being separated from her mother, an asylum-seeker from Congo.  This was the first time I had come across the story, and I wanted... Read more »