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Our family strives to live life deep in socio-economic blended community as a wholistic model of American Dream prosperity. The untempered "normative" Western cultural models of continuous "up, more & go" have become shallow and exhausting to us. Plus, these lifestyle patterns have fostered community models that rarely allow time or space to do everyday life on a person's home dirt with people not just like themselves.


This creative space is where we tell our stories, share experiences and hopefully craft new ideas of mutuality through others input. We want to nurture dialogue and deeper thought around the "lived experiences" of others... "others" not just like us.

May we all be encouraged to think deep, dream creatively big

and choose to live different for the common good!

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My Ginger Rebel Lament

January 20, 2018

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Recent Posts

September 16, 2019

For the past couple of decades, I’ve been on a journey of crafting a lifestyle that is somewhat contrary to our Western success model. Theologian Barbara Holmes speaks about taking intentional measures to reshape her life into a more balanced posture; and, her words re...

November 26, 2018

My college daughter is home for Thanksgiving break and we had a delightful breakfast catch-up at Chicago’s Soho House. The Soho was her choice and both their food and coffee were amazing, as they are in many places across our wonderful city. I truly believe we are The...

November 18, 2018

I love Target. Their original Chicago flagship store is close to my home and it allows me to make one shopping trip for multiple life-sustaining items... a mama's dream experience in this day and age of constant going. As well, I also adore their design-forward Project...

November 11, 2018

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February 24, 2018

MissionYear is a group that supports urban immersion lifestyles for young, 20-something types in major cities across our country. Their program is an amazingly creative way to immerse in diverse cultural “norms”; and, learn how to Love God and Love People outside of th...

January 20, 2018

On New Year’s Day a dear friend of mine lost her eighteen year old son in a tragic accident.  He was walking home in the dark hours of the early morning along an elevated train track. The guy walked everywhere, all times of day... he knew his Chicago neighborhood and t...

December 30, 2017

I come from a family of deep-thinkers and music-lovers. So, as I was packing up all of the gear for a trek to visit our more rural family, my hub had a holiday “rap app” sending hip hop Christmas cheer into our home.

Wait, did I say cheer? As the hub took our presents o...

December 21, 2017

This past week I had a substitute teacher in my park district tennis class. He engaged my crew of fellow cardio-tennis mamas in some new gut-gasping drills… one he called Money Ball. We were given two shots to make and the second was the "moneyball'. Nailing that shot...

March 20, 2017

A few months back I attended a Women’s March meeting at the Operation Push Headquarters on Chicago’s south side. I really wanted to go to the march being planned in D.C. I knew I wanted to be on the side of American history that promoted women’s rights.

When I was leavi...

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