Let’s have more gatherings and parties. Please invite us to collaborate with you to help your community become more welcoming and social. Celebrating anything, everything, and just being together is a great place to start. Please e-mail us at email@example.com to ratchet up your community’s social capital.
Signs of hope, such as I Grow Chicago, that teaches yoga and urban gardening on Chicago’s south side, and the #blacklivesmatter movement give me hope. Though there are too many examples of cruelty, racism, and environmental degradation, I firmly believe that the forces of light will prevail. With so many people helping each other and … Continue reading It’s Better Than We Realize, Still Not Good Enough→
Some men see things as they are and ask ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’ —Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 I moved to Chicago, from JoDaviess County, Illinois in 1970 at age 19, not knowing a soul, as naive as a country girl could be. Having my family a short bus … Continue reading Country Girl Arrives in Chicago Alone→
One of the risks of home sharing, of course, is living in a situation that no longer works for you and extricating yourself without hard feelings. Home Sharing Without Drama or Rancor Our work to promote home sharing as a possible lifestyle choice includes establishing the mindset in which differences are settled without acrimony. If … Continue reading Easy In / No Hard Feelings Out→
Throughout history, young generations have blazed new trails to suit their lifestyles and tastes and the rest of the world often catches up. So it is with home sharing or co-living, the hot new trend that Millennials are embracing. We live in a super-disconnected city that has tons and tons of people, but it can feel really lonely … Continue reading Co-Living for Millennials→