Archive for June 2016

Why I Need Baseball, The Cubs, Ben Zobrist, and Steve Goodman In My World

Why I Need Baseball, The Cubs, Ben Zobrist, and Steve Goodman In My World
I am a Cubs fan, but not necessarily a baseball fan. Not in the true sense of the word. I don’t care about stats or averages. Pitching speed and curve balls don’t impress me. Don’t even get me started on the concept of errors. Cubs baseball, though, is beautiful to me for so many reasons.... Read more »

Puerto Rico: Honoring Its Love of Life As The Island Prepares to Mourn the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Puerto Rico: Honoring Its Love of Life As The Island Prepares to Mourn the Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
Friday June 17 has been declared a day of mourning in Puerto Rico. Twenty-three of the 49 people killed in Orlando on June 11 in the Pulse nightclub mass shooting were from the island. Young people who came to Florida to better their lives. Find the employment opportunities that were not available to them in Puerto... Read more »

Blogapalooza: I Am At My Best When I Listen to My Instincts

Blogapalooza: I Am At My Best When I Listen to My Instincts
______________________________________________________________________ Every month ChicagoNow bloggers participate in “Blogapalooz-Hour,” an optional writing exercise in which, at precisely 9 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month, a topic is sent out. Whoever decides to partake must conceive, write and then publish a post exactly one hour later. Today was the first time a Morning Blogapalooz-Hour was held. The... Read more »
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Jakarta, Indonesia: Coexistence in the Largest Muslim City and Country in the World

Jakarta, Indonesia: Coexistence in the Largest Muslim City and Country in the World
Sometimes, I choose to revisit a country when its geographical breadth and expansive population demands more than one perspective. Such is the case with Indonesia, a country of 250 million spread across 13,000 islands and many ethnicities. Terrorists can’t win in the world’s largest Muslim city, it’s been said. I wanted to try and understand why... Read more »