Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Know Your Rights discussion :: Saturday March 18


Here’s what’s going on in Morton Grove on Saturday: Know Your Rights discussion and address from Senator Dick Durbin.
When
Saturday, March 18
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Where
Muslim Education Center
8601 N. Menard Ave.
Morton Grove, IL
What do you do if you are detained a the airport/border crossing?
Visited by ICE?
Asked about immigration status?
Bullied at school?
What are students’ rights?

Sessions for students and adults/non-students will offer some answers.

Senator Dick Durbin to speak at 1:45 p.m.

Click here to learn more.
 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Most Wanted and Decorated Woman of WWII: Nancy Wake

Nicknamed "The White Mouse", during World War II, Nancy Wake found herself on the Gestapo's most wanted list, then after the war, she was the war's most decorated Allied woman. She received the British George Medal, the American Medal of Freedom, the French Legion d'Honneur, and three Croix de Guerres.  She was made a member of the Order of Australia.

Not caring much about awards, Wake sold off her medals. When asked why she sold a trio of Croix de Guerres, she said, "There's no point in keeping them… I'll probably go the hell and they'd melt anyways."

She lived to be 98 years old.

I find her story inspiring.

In an interview, at the age of 89, Wake appeared to have lost none of her fighting spirit. "Somebody once asked me: 'Have you ever been afraid?' Hah! I've never been afraid in my life," she said. 

Hmm. I wonder.


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Sources:
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=27450552861

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/aug/08/nancy-wake-white-mouse-gestapo

Monday, February 20, 2017

Men who were Wrong

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
— Charles H. Duell, Director of US Patent Office 1899

"Sensible and responsible women do not want to vote."
— Grover Cleveland, 1905
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
— Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros Pictures, 1927


"There is no likelihood man can ever tap the power of the atom."
— Robert Miliham, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1923

"Heavier than air flying machines are impossible."
— Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895

"Ruth made a big mistake when he gave up pitching."
— Tris Speaker, 1921

"The horse is here today, but the automobile is only a novelty - a fad."
— President of Michigan Savings Bank advising against investing in the Ford Motor Company

"What use could the company make of an electric toy?"
— Western Union, when it turned down rights to the telephone in 1878


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tuvya Miller's Yamakas



Oh, the people and things one sees at Starbucks.

I met Tuvya Miller while coworking at Starbucks (the one on Dempster just west of Crawford). What a coincidence! He was wearing his Starbucks yamaka.

He mentioned he has many with brands on them. Some favorites include the watermelon-patterned one and the one with the Google Chrome symbol on it.

I appreciate his observance of religious tradition with a nod to secular contemporary culture and his personal style.

Nice to meet you, Tuvya. Thanks for the conversation.

http://www.bestkippah.com/store/pc/Watermelon-kippah-p43212.htm?gclid=CjwKEAiArIDFBRCe_9DJi6Or0UcSJAAK1nFvuxoxcWkZCKHtacY8Y-YGFAen-xEpW6xDXruD24Gb9xoChVnw_wcB

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New healthy eating podcast: ASK CHELLE

NUTRITIONIST MICHELLE GILLESPIE
My Health Hack’s partner, nutritionist Michelle Gillespie, and I are starting a podcast: ASK CHELLE.

It’s new, so some things are still being worked out. Currently we think we’ll do one episode per month, but we might bump it up to two soon. For now we’ll post on SoundCloud and under “ASK CHELLE” at https://healthhackschicago.wordpress.com/

We have enough questions to get started, but I invite you to submit questions about whatever you’re wondering about for our next episode.  Sugar. Fat. Protein, Carbs. Whatever you’re pondering, bring it on. Submit your questions to HealthHacks2015@gmail.com. We'll give you a shout out, if we use your question, or possibly even if we don't, unless you prefer to be anonymous.

I’ll let you know here as soon as when Episode 1 is posted.

It's a new year. Let's get healthy.