School Meal Programs

~An Under Valued Part of Public Education~ “Hunger is not a conspicuous condition. It’s not like the sprained ankle that prevents a child from participating in gym class or the broken wrist that exempts a student from writing assignments. But… Read More ›

Accidental Racism

~Assuming You Have Good Intentions~ When we meet people who interest us, we ask questions that we hope show an authentic interest  — questions that we’ve been taught (one way or another) are expected, polite and appropriate. The most common… Read More ›

Pops for Champagne

My Go-To Place for Celebrations Last week, my friend David and I went to one of my favorite after-hour places: Pops for Champagne in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.  I’ve had a few celebrations there. This post is about Rachel’s grad… Read More ›