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I can not write about #Ferguson right now.Nor can I write about my youngest going away to school this fall ... in the South ....As someone who has devoted her entire adult life to law enforcement and being in love with a police officer the last 15 years, I CAN say that generalizing against the police is not the solution.I...more

My BlogHer Recap Rant!

So now it's over ... and I feel like this: ©houseonahillorg This empty room housed a party! It was vibrant, loud, filled with laughter, food, connection and love! ...more


"I stand for resolving conflict without violence. I stand for my city. What do YOU stand for?" subscribe to our feed ...more

Selfie, Schmelfie!

'No, Really! Show Us Your Selfie! Is a great post on BlogHer gearing us up for this year's conference in San Jose!I practically NEVER take selfies, nor do I take pics of myself SO, this was fun!With my youngest going off to college .. ....more

#Blogher #MultiCulti #2014

You know how it is, sometimes things happen in your life that are so awesome you wonder what you did to deserve them!Hosting the BlogHer2014...more


You too can rise above whatever is keeping you down.Have faith!Have passion!LIVE & LET LIVE!...more

Reporter describes experience covering #Chicago #violence

A Gaza families, Israeli families and my own family can attest, it is not fun having to fall to the floor until you hear the sirens. Violence is not about the country, or the cause ... we must all learn and then teach resolution conflict ~ PLAIN AND SIMPLEReporter describes experience covering Chicago violence: Peter Nickeas, 28-year-old reporter for the Chicago Tribune covers breaking news overnight on the streets of Chicago ....more

Loving You ~

With all of the warring and hatred going on in the world today, how about a little "Loving You' Chicago-style from Chicago-born lovely, Minnie Ripperton ......more

The Suffrage of the Babies

I think this ordeal resonates with me because I am a child born in the 60's and I have teen boys. My father was raised in Bronzeville during the 1930's and still speaks agitatedly about the disparities racial inequality brings, and how dangerous it was traveling during his youth. - Made me think .. ....more