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Shirese Louie
Attended University of Illinois at Chicago
Lives in Chicago
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  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    Urban Planning, 2010 - 2014
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    English Literature; Creative Writing, 1995 - 2001
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In 2014 I earned a master's degree in Urban Planning to add to my bachelor's degree in English Literature/Creative Writing. Within urban planning my focus is an emphasis on new urbanism, environmental planning, community revitalization and how that can be utilized by communities, especially urban ones. I am also very interested in historic preservation of the built and natural environments that are directly related to a place's identity. I believe vehemently that technology and the environment can work hand in hand toward the same goal that enhances our communities. I am also a huge believer in community awareness, community empowerment, community harmony, community history, and community involvement. 

Education is another item that I support.  More routes to obtaining access to a quality education is needed. 


I am currently a copy editor but more interested in creative writing and literature. I hope to soon have my master's degree literally payoff for me and find employment as an urban planner. (Those looking for an Urban Planner read the previous sentence. Thanks.) 

Since I read all day, I will admit in the last three years I have not read as much as I have wanted but some of my favorite authors are David Foster Wallace, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Zora Neale Hurston, George R.R. Martin, David Eddings, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Roddy Doyle, and Robert Jordan. 

I am an amateur genealogist. I have even done a few DNA tests, namely 23andMe, Ancestry DNA, and FTDNA.

I am an avid music fan. I mainly listen to classic rock but love all types of genres. Led Zeppelin is my favorite band of all time. Here is a sampling of my wide array of taste:Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Marvin Gaye, Fleetwood Mac, Al Green, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Catfish Haven, Damien Rice, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, Anthony Hamilton, and the Foo Fighters. Some of my favorite TV shows include LOST, Doctor Who, Fringe, Orphan Black, Game of Thrones, Sleepy Hollow, and True Blood. I love BBC shows, period pieces, and HGTV.

Weight loss and fitness have become important to me. Since becoming a full-time student and continuing to work full-time, I have sort of had a setback in that area.

Gaelic culture and language, especially Scottish Gaelic, is something that I have been interested in for the last 15 years. I have tried to teach myself Gaelic but have failed.

I felt a need to add these items to my profile so you can have a full picture of who I am before you circle me. I am LGBT friendly. I do not deal kindly with bashing of people because of their sexuality. I am Agnostic. You have every right to pray or mention your deity on your own post, and I have every right to denounce him or her on mine. The door swings both ways. 


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Bragging is overdone and rarely deserved.
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Urban Planner and Copy Editor
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writer, copy editor, researcher, fact-checker
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Chicago
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So far salad is ready. (So hungry)
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Damn you also have it looking good
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I love those bored people who dig up a post of someone else's from yesteryear and nitpick. Odds are I did not care what you thought then and still don't care now.
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+#Plus Positivity Notes Naturally&Spirituality.KING OF ALL KINGS' AND LORD OF ALL LORDS'@PREACHERMAN:EARLIEB YOUNG@PREACHER@MINISTER
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Well, said +Ward A
 
+The White House I recorded your question. No it's not a softball question. I want to talk to the man that asked my grandfather how to get the black vote in Cleveland before he even announced he was running.  Let's do this. 

Reshare to discuss, going to lock the comments down for right now. Get your circlers to discuss this all over the place so the conversation grows. YouTube link for external networks: http://youtu.be/ZIbvLOGaRlQ

#AskObama2014 
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+amy campbell Lol I'm not old enough for 2016.
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I read some threads and either commend or scratch my head at the people some of you guys choose to deal with. 
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I've tried blocking myself, but it won't work. So I'm stuck with me.
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In my heart, I will always love my city.
Chicago's downtown area has a lot to offer.
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Great place to visit... I'm glad I live in a much smaller community.
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Over the weekend, I watch a marathon of the BBC show Wallender. It stars Kenneth Branagh. I have always thought that Branagh was a good actor. This show made him a bit sexy as well.
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I really liked it too. I always thought Branagh was a good actor but never thought of him beyond that. I was initially more squeal over the guy playing Magnus (aka Loki).
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Day 3 of vacation and day 3 of being sick. I am going back to bed.
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D'awww, fell better, pretty, and Happy Holidays ♥
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There is an app for everything.
Tom Sykes on a new Icelandic phone app, which looks to prevent accidental instances of incest.
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Haha +Jackie C. They have a limited amount of people there, so...
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I am deeply into #genealogy. This is an interesting story.

#genealogyshare  
Robert Goins made a difficult discovery when tracing his family history in the South.
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Wow nice to no about that be blessed
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Butterfly hunting 

Via +Richard Pallardy 

Writing and butterfly hunting are among the most intense pleasures known to man (according to novelist and avocational lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov).

Who would've thought?
 
 Interview with conservation biologist Phil Torres...
Writing and butterfly hunting are among the most intense pleasures known to man (according to novelist and avocational lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov). Conservation biologist Phil Torres tells Britannica research editor Richard Pallardy about some of the challenges and rewards of tracking those
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That's a good interview! Now I want to go check out what Mr Torres is doing on the 'net...hmmm....
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I agree, +Jeffrey Hite. 
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The current game is called pretending to be social.
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Liquid motivation is key!
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