In the November 6th election, voters are going to have two very easy questions to answer on the back page of the ballot: "Should we build a mental health center?" and "Are you willing to pay for it?" (Paraphrased, exact questions at end). The work has been done by The Coalition To Save Our Mental… Continue reading Nov 6. Vote YES! for Mental Health in Logan, Avondale, and Hermosa
Peace 4 Pits' annual fund-raiser Rock Out For Rescues, was awesome! As always the silent auction had a bunch of amazing stuff. I bought more art than I have wall space for, so my girl friend got a bunch of Christmas presents. Also ended up with a printing gift card, and a nice gift basket… Continue reading Peace4pits recap, T-shirts, and Signatures!
Last Thursday I attended the joint Chicago Women in Big Data - Netflix #sherules event at the Palmer House. Women in Big Data is one of several meetup groups in Chicago that supports and enables women to support each other in the technology field. If you work in technology, it's no secret that women are… Continue reading #sherules, women in tech, and teaching the next generation.
July 18th, 2013- a cyclist was struck and killed in the Mile End district of Montreal. Last week, I was attending ApacheCon in Montreal, and saw this beautiful Ghost Bike. Kristen Green has been leading Chicago's Ghost Bike program for several years. I met her last year and have become interested in Ghost Bikes in… Continue reading Canadian Ghost Bikes
You may have seen this on WGN-TV or in your local paper. Just before Memorial Day weekend- a bunch of veterans doing a walk to raise awareness for veteran suicide and PTSD. You probably thought, "Oh that's nice," and forgot about it until you saw this post. I get it- it's an uncomfortable topic. It's… Continue reading Chicago Veteran’s Ruck March
Sorry for last minute update, I just learned about this. There's a really cool organization called Bike Lane Uprising- they are a crowd sourced passion project by Christina Whitehouse is in essence maintains a database of user reported bike lane obstructions (think Uber, FedEx, other cars, etc.) and then displays maps showing trouble intersections and repeat… Continue reading Bike Lane Uprising Birthday Party!
Peace for Pits, a non-profit dedicated to finding homes for pitbull dogs, is hosting their annual fund raiser next Friday (September 29th) at ACTIVE! Dog Care and Day Boarding. The fund raiser is called "Rock Out for Rescues" and for $35 online / $45 at the door you get an afternoon of taco-bar, Revolution beer,… Continue reading Rockout4Rescues Fundraiser