Tag: Accountability

Project Motivation

After a much needed break, I realized that I have several unfinished home projects. And now they’re piled up and sitting all over the house. Or in the case of my non painted walls and (still) non organized second bedroom, sitting there patiently waiting to be completed. In all fairness, the stress of substitute teaching... Read more »

Ten Signs That Your Neighbors Might Be Shady

I’m a huge fan of avoiding drama. Especially where I live. That means I take a keen interest in who moves in the neighborhood—as any concerned resident should.  These days questionable neighbors may mean the difference between relative peace and quiet or your door being mistakenly kicked in by the police (if you’re lucky). Unfortunately,... 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 »
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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 »

#SavetheShrine: Why Is The Archdiocese In Such A Hurry To Tear Down A Historic Woodlawn Church

Look at this masterpiece.  It is the Shrine of Christ the King. Even with no roof and severe fire damage, she is still an impressive structure. I live so close to the Shrine that when she burned in October, I was close enough to see the smoke from my balcony. When I saw the live... Read more »

10 Signs That I'm Becoming A Black Woman Of A Certain Age

Unlike most of my contemporaries, I very much look forward to my next milestone birthday. I love that I’m becoming a woman of a certain age. Which is a nice way of saying that I’m becoming an old broad.  Considering the alternative, I’m perfectly fine with aging. Yet, despite my soul’s best efforts to continue... Read more »
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How To Not Have An Abortion

To say abortion is a hot button issue in our country is very much an understatement. The attack in Colorado Springs a few days ago underscored that point. Predictably, I found myself being drawn in discussions on Twitter about that very subject; but limited my responses so no endless back and forth occurred. For the... Read more »

Ten Tweets About The New South Side Trauma Center

Late last week, the University of Chicago released the news that the south side of the city was going to get a Level 1 Trauma Center for the first time in over 20 years. Like many others, the news left me both elated and wanting more.  These ten tweets reflect those feelings. Planning for a... Read more »

When Uber Overdraws Your Account You Have Little Recourse

I’ve been a regular supporter and frequent customer of Uber.  To say I’m a fangirl would be an understatement. My relationship with Uber was going along swimmingly—until last week. I contacted Uber to take me and the boyfriend home on the night of my birthday.  Harmless enough, eh?  I thought so too until I saw... Read more »
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Slavery As A Game And A Teaching Tool

While going through my Twitter feed this morning, I was alerted to the existence of “Playing History 2 – The Slave Trade” on an entertainment platform called Steam. If you clicked on the link above perhaps you understand why my jaw hit the floor.  What’s even worse is that this game is intended as a... Read more »