Raising chickens in rural and urban areas is on the rise. Keeping them happy and healthy will not only increase egg production, it will make them taste better if you are raising them for food. Avoid overcrowding Overcrowding increases the chances of having health problems, so be sure that you allow at least 4 square feet of coop space for each bird. They should also have access to a run of they do
By Maryann Tobin on Aug 21, 2014
True facts about the body that may surprise or shock you We all know our bodies or do we? Did you know we release gas bubbles or there is a parasite living on your eyelashes and you can really become a tree? We are about to take a look at the human body like never before. Your body is the entire structure of a human being comprised of head, neck, trunk, legs and feet. However, even thousands of ye
By Debbie Nicholson on Aug 20, 2014
Just like that, La Cocina’s sixth annual Street Food Festival has come and gone. I did my best to enjoy it like it was the last one – since it very well could be – but, as always, the day felt like it ended all too soon. As usual, I was constrained by time, my belly and my wallet, but I did my best to sample as many dishes as I could. Here were my favorites, sorted in alphabetical order by the ven
By Dean Schaffer on Aug 19, 2014
In the days and weeks that followed the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America, something profound happened to the American people. Suddenly, they came together in a spirit of unity that was unparalleled in recent history. Volunteers joined rescue workers at the Pentagon, the World Trade Center and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to look for survivors after hijacked commercial airliners were used as missile
By Maryann Tobin on Aug 15, 2014
For the sixth year in a row, the mouthwateringly fantastic San Francisco Street Food Festival returns to the Mission this Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. With more than 80 vendors and an expected 80,000 hungry attendees, this year’s edition will be the last on Folsom Street – with the future host location still unknown. The festival will take place on Folsom St. from 20th to 26th St. a
By Dean Schaffer on Aug 14, 2014
I believe Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is singing sensation Justin Bieber’s surrogate father. The behavior pattern is too similar to be coincidental. The Bieb got in trouble with the law in Florida after he was nabbed for drunk driving and drag racing in Miami Beach earlier this year. Ford was nailed years ago for driving under the influence in Florida. And the mayor has been seen tearing around Toronto
By Barry Ellsworth on Aug 09, 2014
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By Maryann Tobin on May 30, 2014
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
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