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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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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...

January 6, 2017

How do these three words in the title tie with a tale of two Chicago schools? Well, the story is triggered from a current public school scenario. The situation has an overcrowded school in a wealthy downtown district considering consolidation with another school filled...

November 23, 2016

Many words do not mean what they did a generation ago. Words tend to evolve or temper in meaning over time wherever you live. This word change scenario happens in every culture and it complicates choosing the right words in conversation to be clearly understood. Especi...

February 7, 2016

I read your words… a lot. I hear your wisdom, feel your pain. You understand the systems of a powerful dominant culture. Those that do not honor all of America’s humanity.

Your words make me grieve. Grieve how I’ve been raised to assume my country’s systems were okay… e...

November 10, 2015

Dominant Culture Blindness, Part 2

Mom and I look like nice white ladies, don’t we?

Well, we do choose to do a lot of nice things for people as we’re both very other-centered. But, isn’t that how women have been traditionally groomed in most every ethnic group since crea...

September 14, 2015

I haven’t published anything in months. My last post was my November, 2014 Chicago privilege epiphany/lament. Honestly, I’ve been heartbroken over the continuous race-related trauma going on in my city and our nation. I’m a big emotive feeler with a heart bent towards...

November 8, 2014

This season of life has been about integrating diversity in deeper friendships within my community and organizations. Last weekend I had a board meeting with a faith-based group founded around prayer for teachers and schools. I chose this group because I firmly believe...

October 5, 2014

I just returned from the CCDA (Christian Community Development Assoc.) Conference in Raleigh. It was so refreshing for me to spend time with this like-minded tribe!

Some still cannot figure why I have such an affinity with this CCD group, lifestyle. All I can say is… in...

September 9, 2014

Friends… there is something about the Theology of Place, or your home dirt. And, what’s housing got to do with it? Well, humans were created with a need for shelter & neighbors. So, the past 2 months I have been working with my CCDA tribe – Christian Community Developm...

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