19 Aug 2017

TLC’s ‘The Spouse House’ Ep. 6: It’s All Indecision This Week

Engagement Ceremony It’s been five weeks since the contestants entered the Spouse House, and so far we’ve seen only one marriage.  Episode 6 picks up where episode 5 left off—with Missy’s announcement that she’s leaving the house.  Still convinced she will marry Chris, she dangles the possibility of his leaving with her.  He takes a…

29 Jul 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…

29 Jul 2017

‘The Spouse House’ Episode 3: Mock-Matrimony

Disclaimer: For those who don’t know Ashley is a contestant on TLC’s Spouse House. I personally do not know the show’s outcome or any secrets or spoilers, I’m simply watching along with all of you and providing an episode re-cap and some personal opinion. Be sure to watch Spouse House on TLC, Sundays at 10/9pm…

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.




02 Jan 2017

Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Entry to Art Institute of Chicago

This rules! Thanks to a University of Chicago alumnus and his wife, Chicago teens can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago FOR FREE for at least the next 25 years. The gift comes courtesy of Glenn and Claire Swogger of the Redbud Foundation, a Topeka-based nonprofit, who wanted to open the Art Institute’s doors…

16 Aug 2016

Style Ethic: Finally, Fashionable Clothing to Empower Nursing Moms

Want more? Read more about Leche Libre on TheStyleEthic.com. It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and that means for my first post back after a little hiatus, I’m talking about freeing the nipple. First, an obvious reminder: boobs give life. Women have been breastfeeding since the literal dawn of man, because that is how life exists. I…

14 Jul 2016

Puppy Parade to Happen Tomorrow in Chicago

Hey, Chicago! There will be an actual puppy parade downtown tomorrow, July 15th, at lunchtime. The parade is being organized on my the Anti-Cruelty Society, and will include at least six puppies, but hopefully many more. Starting at about 11:45, volunteers will be walking the lil babes, all of which are up for adoption, from the Anti-Cruelty…

16 Jun 2016

University of Chicago Student Body President Fights Possible Expulsion, Wins

Graduation day is a day college students strive for. With all the hard work, time and effort they put in, to be able to walk across the stage gives one a sense of accomplishment. Whether it be a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD., you know that you’ve accomplished something. Last week, now-former University of Chicago student…