It’s been difficult for me to accept what I’ve got to say and, what I’ve got to say is, “I’ve been collecting unemployment for almost six months.” There, I said it and, it doesn’t necessarily feel like a burden has been lifted from me. So in this blog post I’m going to try a different […]Read more "NYC"
UGH! It was jus a simple appointment, a quick meet and greet over coffee. I was already traveling through the airport when I got the confirmation and the location, I made a note in my iPhone and even set a reminder in the calendar. While I made the appointment on time, the problem was that […]Read more "No One Can Kick My Ass Better Than Myself"
It may have been the 1990’s, but I remember laughing and singing the Happy Happy Joy Joy song to my children at the top of my lungs. Yesterday, I found myself singing it silently deep inside myself as I had lunch outside of the friendly confines of Chicago’s Wrigley Field. It was a beautiful, sunny, […]Read more "Happy Happy Joy Joy"
Less Censorship, Keep Moving ForwardRead more "New Years Resolutions checkin"
The first solid Monday of the month of March is a day of strategy. For me, the month of March has always been a month of action, development, production and completion. March is a lion. March has always been a five week month for me, and that allows for things to be accomplished. Even the […]Read more "Monday March Madness"
It’s kind of a late start for me this morning, and I’m feeling physically, emotionally and intellectually uncomfortable. My search for a new job is creating feelings of angst and anxiety. I know that everything will work out and everything will be okay, it’s still just that. I’m writing this today and posting it to […]Read more "Just Write"
Chicago is known as the second city, but for the next 48 hours it will also be known as the ninth circle. In Divine Comedy, the Dante Alighieri epic poem, Dante describes his journey into and through hell. Albeit it was the 14th century when his work was published, he most certainly missed one of the […]Read more "Windchill makes Chicago the Ninth Circle"
Horrible weather has befallen upon my city, and it’s a good thing. Record setting low temperatures, windchills of astronomical proportions and 500 shades of gray. The snow has fallen all night atop the previous snow and it’s over one foot deep. I prepared for the first snow by filling my red plastic 5 gallon gasoline […]Read more "Snowday, Winter Weather Advisory"
We are at the Doctors Office this morning and I’m waiting. We’ve checked in with the receptionist and were told to sit and someone will be right with me. There are half a dozen other people here waiting, some are patients and others are presumably drivers, caregivers or loved ones. We are all waiting. I’m […]Read more "The Waiting Room"
It was Sunday, November 2, 1975. I was twelve years old and in the sixth grade. My parents had been divorced for two years and my dad hadn’t yet skipped out on me. I had spent the weekend at my dads apartment and his friends picked us up in their conversion van. I remember the […]Read more "…from the corners of our lives"