Archive for February 2016

#SaveTheShrine: The Shrine Still Needs Your Donations

Despite the great new from the Archdiocese yesterday, the Shrine still has a great deal of money to raise for the building’s full restoration. Estimates for the full restoration have been given in the $3,000,000 to $6,000,000 range. While fundraising for the stabilization of the building has exceeded the $680,000 mark, much more money has... Read more »

#SaveTheShrine: The Archdiocese' Major Announcement

The Archdiocese of Chicago released this statement yesterday: Chicago, IL (February 28, 2016) – The Archdiocese of Chicago today announced that it has deeded the Shrine of Christ the King in Woodlawn and the land on which it stands to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. The members of the apostolic institute have... Read more »

Adventures In Substitute Teaching

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Corporate American has not yet chosen to welcome me back into it’s warm and benefit laden embrace, so I’ve gone ahead and done it. I’ve become a substitute teacher. I know.  I know.  It’s come as a surprise to a great many people.  Settle down, just let the notion sink in. As a general rule,... Read more »

How Do You Two Know Each Other?

“How do you two know each other?” That question never fails to surface when I’m out socially with one of my friends that happens to be white. Scratch that—that question always surfaces when I’m out with one of my friends that happen to be white. I know a majority of you find it an innocent... Read more »

I Wasn't Let Into A Bar, But I'm Using It As A Teachable Moment

Like most of my stories, things start out with the most transparent of motivations. It was Sunday and all I wanted was to watch the big game with sound outside of my home. I went to one of my regular watering holes but they weren’t going to have the game with sound.  Then I schlepped... Read more »

Super Bowl Shame: I Just Took Down My Christmas Tree

This was my living room less than 24 hours ago. Yup, that’s my Christmas tree. I don’t know how getting the tree out of the house got away from me this year.  Usually, I spend the NFL playoffs taking off the million ornaments followed by millions of lights. Admittedly, I do keep my tree up... Read more »

Yes, I Speak Proper English And I'm Black

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Many thanks to the incredible @chescaleigh for this insightful and truthful video. 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.