Asshole or Phobia?

The National Hockey League issued a one game suspension to the Chicago Blackhawks Andrew Shaw for yelling “Fuck you, fuck you Faggot” from the penalty box during an April 19, 2016 playoff game. While reaction from the league was swift, there has been confusion about the use of his vocabulary as being homophobic or anti-gay. A […]

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Spring is in the air

Daylight Savings Time means spring forward.  It also means early school programs, late school programs, no sleep, less sleep, dark and saggy eyes…Sleep deprivation is to shift workers as the early bird is to the worm.  Now withstanding the loss of an hour behind me, I’ve adjusted-ish.  I do really enjoy the change of seasons and all […]

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Thankfulness on a Rainy Day

It was gray, cloudy, rainy and thunder could be heard nearby. My bed was warm, the house was quite and everything was alright.  I’d slept till around 10 o’clock in the morning when I had to make several decisions, including would I get out of bed, and if so; Why?  Would it be to return […]

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Back to the Gym

@tinybuddha: “Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald 2013 marked the year that I decided to make a change for the better. That change included exercise, weight loss and a commitment to life.  The exercise came in the form of running, my eldest […]

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Commuting 

A 2013 USA Today article said that almost 15% of Chicago commuters endure a daily mega-commute of one hour or more.  As a shift worker, my off-peak commute is just shy of that mark. I don’t endure road ragers, cramped buses or over packed train cars. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.  My commute is practically […]

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