These dark days, too often punctuated by mass shootings, show none of the promise that I firmly believe pulses within each of us. Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who killed 17 and injured 15, in Parkland, Florida, posted on YouTube last fall “I’m going to be a professional school shooter.” Professional school shooter? His mother, who reportedly […]
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Running late, of course, huffing and puffing, I caught the bus that had just pulled up. The driver got off for a smoke and I asked when he was leaving. “Four minutes,” said he. “I’m so lucky,” said I. “Yes, you are,” he replied. Although neither of us mentioned it, I felt white privilege hanging […]
Watch the little boy in this video, small enough for a car seat, light up when he talks about getting shelter dogs from Texas placed into loving homes in Washington state. You know that he’ll grow up to be a vet, right? I’ve watched this video about 30 times, weep every time, and am weeping […]
In this astonishing time, holding each other up is a life saver. My generation, boomers, wistfully remember how democracy used to work. That was then. This is now. It’s difficult to foresee what our democracy will look like when the GOP’s wrecking ball stops swinging. We have a lot of rebuilding to do but we can, […]
In this time of blatant misogyny and racism, with our democracy in shambles, I’m savoring the delicious irony of women toppling a wave of powerful men by outing their predatory sexual behavior. When I was coming of age in the 1970s, men had little black books, women had little black dresses, and Playboy shifted our […]
New Community Vision is proud to announce a breakthrough–two ways to broaden your social life and your landscape of potential housing options. We offer membership in a social club that is networked throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area. The network promises to be lively, resourceful, and neighborhood-oriented. Separately, we will maintain a database of useful information […]
I hanker to live in a boarding house. One filled with kind people. Good design nourishes my soul so it is a clean, attractive delight to the senses. It serves good food and is well located for walking and public transportation. I have lots of ideas about communities, real estate, housing, and diners. They all […]
At the Housing Action Illinois annual conference next week in Bloomington, every workshop and attendee will address some aspect of our housing dilemma. This multi-layered, decades-long disgrace deserves as many heads working together as possible. I look forward to Dr. Megan Sandel of Children’s Healthwatch keynote address on The Value of Homes for Health. Housing Action […]
New Community Vision is proud to be admitted to Evanston’s Joining Forces for Affordable Housing. Their mission of advocating for affordable housing solutions by partnering with organizations that support people in need in North Suburban Cook County puts us in good company. Our strategy, partnering with congregations and community groups and dividing up the roles and responsibilities, with an […]
We are combining two big ideas – housing and educating teenagers – with a fresh, innovative approach to both. New Community Vision is hosting a reception at the inspiring Sacred Keepers Sustainability Lab, where children learn sustainability with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) curriculum. You know this is a good program if teenagers […]