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"
Why a Businessman Cannot Govern. I theorize that Government Cannot be Run as a Business. As of the 2016 United States Presidential election I cannot unsee or unhear what I’ve already seen and heard. I don’t believe a businessman can be an effective politico or leader of my country. In my home state of Illinois, businessman […]Read more "Government Cannot Be Run as a Business"
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 […]Read more "Mobile Blogging and Conversation"
So it’s another new year, this one is 2019. I’ve finally gotten around to blogging my goals and resolutions by the tenth of January, proving I’m really revved up about the new year as 2018 was very sketchy at best.Read more "Happy New Year … again"
“Me” time is more important than physical health. That’s my simple statement that could have experts debating for years. I find in my world that using the #toilet is about as much “me” time as I’m going to get some days. This last full weekend of summer in beautiful #Chicago I found myself spending an […]Read more "Me Time"
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 […]Read more "Picking it up"
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 […]Read more "Asshole or Phobia?"
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 […]Read more "Spring is in the air"
Ah vacation. Nothing is sweeter to this second shifter than a vacation away from the office, the people and the job. I had planned my first vacation for the new year for a late winter getaway to the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas. My wife had a business conference to attend at the […]Read more "Staycation, Vacation and returning to ShiftWork"
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 […]Read more "Thankfulness on a Rainy Day"