ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps the Globe

When my younger brother challenged me to complete the ice bucket challenge I decided to take things to the next level and learn something about ALS, the disease that is being supported by all the donations the ice bucket challenge has raised. I read stories about families that are living with ALS, which can be found at the ALS Association’s website www.alsa.org. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS mostly affects people beginning around the age of 40. It is a condition that results in the deterioration of the nerve cells, continually decreasing the muscle’s ability to react to brain commands.

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World Class Crossroads

When I was approached by this blog inviting me to give props I had to think long and hard about it. What one thing has just been killing it? Is there one idea that deserves recognition for shining through it all? Well, since college graduation 2 years ago I’ve worked in Chicago and Dallas, and now I’m living back in full-time Indianapolis for the first time since high school. So after that whirlwind, what one thing encompasses it all? What one place is always there with open arms, offering family, friends and abundance of things to do? Its simple: Indianapolis. The Circle City. The Spaghetti Bowl. Naptown. Call it what you want, but this charming, family-oriented, sports obsessed, crossroads of a city is killing it right now.

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Kickball

Today, I want to give props to kickball. To the beloved school yard game of everyone’s childhood and the hardcore sport that women in Indianapolis between the ages of 9 and 40 play. Yes, that’s what I said, and that’s what I meant. When people think kickball, they think of the red squishy ball, playing in a grass field and all this wimpy BS. That’s for pansies. And every time someone suggests I join their “intramural kickball league” I have to decline because I can’t bring myself to play fake kickball, I just can’t. REAL kickball, CYO Kickball in Indianapolis, is a girls-only, play on black-top, all out competitive sport where the Catholic schools in Indianapolis have leagues beginning in 4th grade to compete against the other schools in the area for the glorified honor of the city championship title.

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Geistastic

Props: The Geist Community A few weeks ago, my comrades gave recognition to the East Side of Indianapolis. They wrote about how much their community means to them, and how much they appreciate all that the East Side has given them. Luckily, I could completely relate to their blog post because I myself grew up…

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