NYC

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 […]

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Snowday, Winter Weather Advisory

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 […]

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The Waiting Room

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 […]

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Mobile Blogging and Conversation

Today I’m writing this post on my cellphone as I am mobile. Usually I use my cellphone to consume content. However, today I’m going to use a theory based upon by social media influencer Ted Rubin. He recently stated on his Instagram that “We no longer have the luxury of removing ourselves from the content […]

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Picking it up

It’s been a while and I’ve got to pick it up. The original intention of this blog was to share how my second shift job made it difficult for me to balance life, family and a job in a traditional 9 to 5 world. Since my last post I’ve lost that job to a computer […]

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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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