17 Nov 2017

Chicago Fireman Uses Bikes to Help Keep Kids In School

Firefighter serving the community What do firefighters and ‘community service’ have in common?  Neither get the attention they deserve.  Well, 25 years ago, one Chicago firefighter apparently thought he wasn’t doing enough for the community he served, despite, you know, being a fireman—a job whose very description can be said to…

02 Oct 2017

How to Help the People of Las Vegas After the Shooting

Because thoughts and prayers are nice, but not enough… We’re still reeling in the details from last night’s horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. Which is being reported as the deadliest in modern U.S. history. What we know: A lone gunman, identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, positioned on a 32nd floor room at…

23 Sep 2017

We Must Also Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a problem that affects both men and women. Although society and media focus public attention on domestic abuse cases with female victims, there are still thousands of male victims who are also abused, yet are left to suffer silently in the shadows. According to a survey by ManKind Initiative, there is one…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




11 Sep 2017

Unity in the Face of Devastation

Sixteen years have passed since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A generation of children have grown up during a time of uncertainty and have lived through so many changes. These attacks signaled the end of a relatively peaceful time in modern history. The world seemed to be on its way…

03 Sep 2017

Indonesian Slum Transforms Into Rainbow Village

Kampung Pelangi, a small village in Indonesia, has transformed into something out of a fairytale. Previously a state of squalor, but now an amazing display of colors and rad, whimsical designs. The Central Java community, located in a southern district of Semarang, spent more than $22k on the makeover in a bid to shake off its status…

White supremacy is stupid.
16 Aug 2017

Three Chicagoans Arrested After ‘Antifa’ Protest Outside Courthouse

(Thank you to the kind individual who pointed out my error in referring to the anti-fascist protesters as anti-white supremacy protesters.  They were ‘antifa’ protesters who happened to be protesting white supremacy.) When you hear the phrase ‘white supremacy’, what’s the first image that comes to mind?  Here in the good ol’ U. S. of…

Mentor/protege
15 Aug 2017

Mentor/Protégé Relationships: Good Mentors Can Change Lives

Those who have enjoyed the significant benefits of a good mentor understand the impact the mentor/protégé relationship has on their lives. Mentorship is one of the best methods to promote self-improvement in both mentor and protégé. The Mentor/Protégé Relationship The mentor/protégé relationship isn’t based on the concept of authority and subordination. It is based on…