Archive for December 2012

When It Comes To Massacres, Death Never Takes A Holiday

It has taken me two weeks to write this post. When I started seeing the faces of the Sandy Hook school massacre, I felt the darkness descending.  The carnage sent me into a downward spiral. Death during the holiday season always makes me sad.  Deaths of children and educators even more so. I won’t pretend... Read more »

A Big Girl Saves The Day

I am not a small woman. Even when I weighed less, I wasn’t what anyone would describe as small.   And you know what?  I’m okay with that. I take up space.  I exist.  You see me.  I stopped being uncomfortable with that notion a long time ago.  Professional volleyball player Gabrielle Reese sums it up... Read more »

Good Luck Getting A Cab To The South Side: Why Discriminatory Cab Drivers Have Got To Go

Dear Discriminatory Cab Drivers of Chicago, Consider this your official notice that I will not tolerate your foolishness any longer. Because your behavior on Friday night really took the cake. Living on the south side for 11 years, I’m fully aware that you don’t want to go too far south of Cermak.  I get it,... Read more »

Seven Deadly Sins: Anger - "Gun Violence In Chicago"

I am seething with anger over all of this shooting. On Sunday a man was shot in the head two blocks south of my home.  Yesterday five people were shot in the vicinity of a South Shore Currency Exchange. The gun violence in this city is out of control.  Scratch that—gun violence in Chicago was... Read more »

A Lesson In Career Mobility From A Dollar Tree Associate, Part 2

When the story left off, Timothy was not very happy with my career advice regarding his sought after promotion at Dollar Tree. The irony of the whole situation is that I completely understand where he’s coming from. As most readers of this blog know, I’m in the middle of searching for employment myself.  Searching for... Read more »