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Michael Benami Doyle
Works at Chicago Central Area Committee
Attended Hunter College
Lives in Chicago, IL
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You Can Go Home Again: The 10th Anniversary of CHICAGO CARLESS

After the life-changing experience of reuniting with my family, life is now sweeter wherever I may be. The takeaway from the 10-year anniversary of my blog.
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So that happened. Friday the American LGBTQ community walked on the moon. We will all remember where we were when we heard the news that, at long last, we had finally overcome. I was in my living room when I glanced at CNN, knelt down, and cried. I’d love…
On marriage equality, the problem isn't God or religion, it's bigots. And on Friday, the definition of bigotry widened in America.
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It has been a long twenty years. This weekend, after a generation of estrangement, I'm going home with Ryan to Queens to see my family.
It has been a long twenty years. This weekend, after a generation of estrangement, I'm going home with Ryan to Queens to see my family.
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It has been generations since Chicagoans have had a real choice for mayor. But for the next six weeks, the stakes are higher than they've ever been.
It has been generations since Chicagoans have had a real choice for mayor. But for the next six weeks, the stakes are higher than they've ever been.
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Chicagoans should preface newcomer weather warnings with, 'Do as we say and not as we do.' Because we rarely follow our own winter weather dress code.
Chicagoans should preface newcomer weather warnings with, 'Do as we say and not as we do.' Because we rarely follow our own winter weather dress code.
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Ryan never expected to feel old just from opening his DMV license renewal letter. The Illinois Secretary of State sure showed him.
Ryan never expected to feel old just from opening his DMV license renewal letter. The Illinois Secretary of State sure showed him.
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It took five years away to learn that Apple and I work really well together. When all is said and done, I really am a Mac after all.
It took five years away to learn that Apple and I work really well together. When all is said and done, I really am a Mac after all.
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There are second chances, there are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and then there are miracles. On seeing my family again after 20 years apart.
There are second chances, there are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, and then there are miracles. On seeing my family again after 20 years apart.
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This is the post of my lifetime. After 20 years, this week in the blink of an eye and in the face of tragedy, I got my family back.
This is the post of my lifetime. After 20 years, this week in the blink of an eye and in the face of tragedy, I got my family back.
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This almost totally nails it. Finally, a video that gives a great sense of the swirling starfield in the Disneyland version of Space Mountain with the lights off.
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And then it was time. On the arrival of Lillian, and Ryan as a momma cat.
And then it was time. On the arrival of Lillian, and Ryan as a momma cat.
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On Maccabean inspiration and deciding to remain in Egypt after all.
On Maccabean inspiration and deciding to remain in Egypt after all.
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Jude Stringfellow's profile photo
Anil Naidu's profile photo
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Kate Hamilton's profile photo
Johnson Tai's profile photo
Fred Vaughn's profile photo
Pink Love's profile photo
Hrudananda Dalei's profile photo
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  • Chicago Central Area Committee
    Program Manager, 2014 - present
  • Alliance for Regional Development
    Manager of Economic Development Initiatives, 2014 - present
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Chicago, IL
Previously
Brooklyn, NY - Queens, NY
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The world is what you think it is.
Introduction
I'm a former New York Catholic and current Chicago Jew. I love big cities and public transit. I have a planning degree and an annual passport to Disneyland. I've written my blog, Chicago Carless, for 10 years. I was estranged from my family for 20 years. This year they found me. Now I'm moving home to the Big Apple to be with them. I'm the luckiest man in the world.
Education
  • Hunter College
    Master of Urban Planning, 1996 - 1999
  • Hunter College
    B.A. in Political Science, 1990 - 1996
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