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Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge: Black and White (at O'Hare)

This week, Sally at Lens and Pens challenges us to create black and white magic with our cell phone cameras.

Here’s a shot taken recently at O’Hare Airport in Chicago.  220 more words


Racism: A Social Phenomenon?

“Racism is simply an ugly form of collectivism, the mindset that views humans strictly as members of groups rather than individuals. Racists believe that all individuals who share superficial physical characteristics are alike: as collectivists, racists think only in terms of groups. 71 more words

Hope's Birth Story {Baby Journey}

Waiting for babies to come…It humbles us in this incredibly fast paced world. Sure some try to plan when they arrive, but in the end it is about patience. 177 more words

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The Finished Job... 10.5 Months After Reporting

Michigan Public Act 42 of 1917 indicates that roof damage constitutes an “emergency maintenance problem” and must be addressed in 24 hours or less.  At Leonard Oaks Apartments, the landlords… 39 more words

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Flatlanders Barstillery.

When I first stepped foot into this new-ish establishment, I was surprised and really admired the interior. Think modern with a little bit of hillbilly. This barstillery makes their own booze with local organic grains and fruits. 248 more words


A Lovely Day at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

December 4, 2014

Chickie #1

Sometimes leisurely is good. And sometimes a leisurely Sunday afternoon at the Downtown Market with friends is really good.

We started off at… 512 more words

Improper Mold Cover-Up

Finally… after 10 months… landlord Tewelde Bahta sent a maintenance worker in to “fix” the black mold, roof, and ceiling leak at Leonard Oaks Apartments. The maintenance worker, David, told the tenants, “I keep telling Tewelde that it needs a whole new roof, but he just wants to do fixes that last maybe three, four, five months.” This “fix” did not include abatement of the black mold; all he did was expose the mold for several hours, and then put a section of drywall overtop of it, leaving it in the ceiling in walls to continue to cultivate and make tenants sick or possible even kill them, according to the medical journal reports on black mold causing death in infants and the elderly. 9 more words

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