Archive for January 2017

Following President Trump's Muslim Ban, My Commitment to Reaching Out Into the World is Stronger Than Ever

Following President Trump's Muslim Ban, My Commitment to Reaching Out Into the World is Stronger Than Ever
The America that President Trump is showing to the world is not my America. And so my commitment to this blog project just got stronger. And much harder. Today, our president announced his immigration ban on Muslims from seven countries. Those countries are: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. To date, I have only... Read more »

I Am A Quiet Activist Whose Reasons For Walking in the Chicago Women's March Are As Numerous and Varied As The People They Embody

I Am A Quiet Activist Whose Reasons For Walking in the Chicago Women's March Are As Numerous and Varied As The People They Embody
This is my America. I was one of the 250,000 people who assembled in Chicago on Saturday morning. I am a quiet activist, though. More of an observer than a leader. Which does not mean I am any less committed to taking action and being vigilant about the things that matter to me. Things that... Read more »

A Letter of Welcome From President Barack Obama to President Donald J. Trump

A Letter of Welcome From President Barack Obama to President Donald J. Trump
 It is tradition for the outgoing president to leave the incoming president a letter of welcome. This is what I’d like to think President Obama would say in that letter.  Dear President Trump: Congratulations and welcome to the White House. I wish you every success as you assume the highest office in our country. I... Read more »
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One Mexican Citizen's Views on Life and the Great Beast to the North

One Mexican Citizen's Views on Life and the Great Beast to the North
I am honored that fellow ChicagoNow blogger, Teresa Puente, reached out to me and put me in touch with Myriam, the voice for this post on Mexico. Puente, whose blog is called Chicanisma Chicago, has had a long and distinguished career as a freelance writer, college professor, and journalist. Although she has covered many different... Read more »