Congrats Mayor-Elect Lightfoot


Chicago has elected the first African American female as Mayor. In addition, she is openly gay. On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in an historic run-off election, Lori Lightfoot won over 70% of the votes beating Toni Preckwinkle. Preckwinkle is also an African American female. I’m a native Chicagoan who was born and raised in North […]

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My Christmas Break


Have you ever written something and then thought, nope not going to publish it?  Well I did originally think the below should be kept as a diary entry, but I have decided to share it.  It is a little about me and a little about the Columbia Museum of Art, particularly my friend and museum […]

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More On Becoming


I’ve wrestled with what to write next. My last post highlighted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book titled Becoming. I wrote briefly about some basic parallels in our lives. Having now read more of the book and learning about Mrs. Obama’s path to becoming a phenomenal First Lady, I wanted to discuss more about her […]

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Born Too Brown


Until you get stopped in your car on your way home, at the whim of a frightened, over zealous “awful sir” with the power of death in his trigger finger, you may not understand our plight.

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Shoes!


Shoes! Shoes! Shoes! I ask is there anything better than that perfect pair of new shoes? Okay maybe there is but I love a good pair of shoes.

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We All Want One Thing


“Ecos” an exhibit in the Community Gallery of the Columbia Museum of Art reminded me that we all want to be happy. Happiness means different things to different people but having our basic human needs met is the most important thing.

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Sowing and Reaping


This week my mind is whirling around a few things. I am still thinking about the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle who are now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is so interesting how in one instant our lives can change. Well it seems that changes occur in an instant but most times there are past actions taken that lead to current occurrences.

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