Archive for May 2014

Uninsured, Unemployed & Obamacare: The Rest Of The Story

It occurred to me that I never finished my Obamacare story that I started a few months back. As I stated in a previous post, the whole process wore me out.  I had to take a step back and and clear my head. Now that I’ve done that, I’ll finish the story next week. Trust... Read more »

Jackson Park Garden Is Off To A Slow Start

The weeds grew way faster than I intended in my beds at Jackson Park.  I took the path of least resistance and cleared out the less weedy one on the right and finally put down my tomato plants.
While the back yard vegetable bed is planted, I still had to go to Jackson Park Community Garden to get those beds in order as well. As you can see from the pictures below, what greeted me was not a pretty sight. The garden is secluded from most foot and vehicle traffic and it was... Read more »

The Backyard Garden Keeps On Moving

Overview of the back yard garden that used to be four abandoned vacant lots.
Our little community garden behind my building keeps on getting better and better. If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

#YesAllWomen: Stop Insulting My P*ssy

“Stop being such a p*ssy.” Do you need time to adjust your skirt? “The pussification of America.” “Dude, don’t be so p*ssy whipped.” “What a twat.” “Man up.  Stop being such a bitch.” “Douchebag.” #YesAllWomen Because a guy’s favorite way to demean another guy is to compare him to a woman. — Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro)... Read more »

#YesAllWomen: In Praise Of The Feminist Voice

This #YesAllWomen discussion is blowing up Twitter. The hashtag came about as a result of the Isla Vista and University of California Santa Barbara shootings on Friday night. Reportedly, the alleged shooter Elliot Rodger, was upset that women didn’t find him attractive and as a result his personal life wasn’t going very well.  In a... Read more »

Farewell Jessica McClintock

It’s no secret that I despise most of what’s being passed off as prom dresses these days. No need to beat that horse. Last week, the news of Jessica McClintock—the famous prom dress designer—calling it quits in late 2013 after forty plus years in the business, left a little hole in my heart. Or should... Read more »

Brooke Kimbrough And The Teachable Moment

I had a reality check thanks to a disappointed seventeen year old in Michigan. And I’m a better woman for it. Brooke Kimbrough is a Detroit high school senior who when rejected by the University of Michigan, staged a protest criticizing the University’s admissions policies as racist. Despite her high grades and decent ACT score,... Read more »