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

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 the el tracks well. Yet, he was inadvertently clipped by an unexpected train and plunged off of the 2-story tracks. His life, gone... way too young! We all read about tragedy; and well, we usually ask questions to process or understand. “What happened” or “why” are typical responses. Especially for us moms. We are the primary care-takers of all children in the world and our minds constantly migrate to our innate protection-proce

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