Tag: Inspiration

My Dad Survived a Plane Crash and Now He's 90: WWII Veterans and Courage

My Dad Survived a Plane Crash and Now He's 90: WWII Veterans and Courage
Walter John Chilsen, my dad, survived a plane crash in the fight for Iwo Jima during WWII. His plane took flak over Iwo Jima, and together with his crew, he navigated their ailing B-24 bomber back, where they crash-landed it in the ocean just off Saipan. Two people on the flight didn’t make it back.... Read more »

"This House is Not a Home" at Southside Hub of Production

A wonderful exhibition just closed at Southside Hub of Production in Hyde Park Chicago. This Hyde Park mansion on the U of C campus is no longer a home in the regular sense. Traditional family life has been displaced by a larger sense of home and community life. The house at 5638 S. Woodlawn Avenue... Read more »