Hello, everyone. I hope all of you are doing well. I wanted to give a brief explanation on why I have not been updating at all in the last two or so weeks. In all honesty, I have lost the battle I was fighting in time management. I have horrible time management skills. I am taking a summer class at school and now have a part-time job on campus, in addition to being involved with the Student Government Association. I also have family, church-related and "religious" (spiritual) obligations I've been attending to. I've been getting swamped with homework and also have a large number of archives to catch up on. That, with the demand that I want to monitor everyday in the summer, has caught up to me and I honestly do not have the time right now to blog everyday or even to get these archives updated. I feel regretful that I have not kept my word about blogging regularly and updating archives. I sincerely am sorry. There are not many excuses for this, and I need to learn how to manage my time better.
This is why I will now reach out for help. I truly need help keeping this blog going. ANY help I can get with doing the blog on a regular basis or even having someone listen to archive tapes would help so much. I cannot guarantee that anyone who assist me will be paid, since I am on a very tight budget, but I can try my best to pay a small salary. If anyone is interested in assisting me, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Again, I would be forever grateful for any help I receive. I am asking for help because I don't want the mission of this blog to ever die out, and that is to unify this community and bring people together in a positive way.
On a brighter note, I will be on WBEZ FM 91.5 Tuesday afternoon from 2:05pm to 2:40pm on the "Afternoon Shift" show talking about the work I do in the community as a community activist that I've been doing for the last six years now -- with this blog included in that -- which I do to bring about change. For all of you interested, please be sure to take a listen in as I am on this show. I want this to be an opportunity to bring to light the problems we have in Chicago, particularly in Avondale and Logan Square.
Also, if anyone is at all interested, my church will be showing a family move this coming Wednesday, July 2nd at 7:15pm, called "God's NOT Dead". You can get in for FREE. We're located at Mont Clare Banquet Hall, 2957 North Harlem Avenue.
Hope all of you have been staying cool and dry!
Tim "Timmy" Granzow
Author, Avondale/Logan Square Crime Blotter