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Originally Titled, “24 Days ’til Christmas”

Illinois is going to be the next state to legalize same-sex civil unions.  I’m not going to rant about this.  I’m not even going to debate whether it’s better or worse than marriage.  Frankly, I don’t care.  What concerns me is that I finally live in a state that’s moving in the right direction.  Yeah, […]


Gratitude, Lack of Appreciation and other Thanksgiving Crap

Today was my one year anniversary at my job.  I have to say, I’m pretty damn grateful.  I’ve got a great boss, the company pays for some association fees and professional development, I have strategic control over my department and most of the folks there are pretty laid back.   But, like any job, sometimes […]

Self-tests, Numbers and Cooking – Oh My!

A flurry of challenges filled my brain last week: cooking every meal for a week, not buying Starbucks for 30 days, writing 750 words every morning for a month, having a dinner party for six, going to the gym three days a week…it goes on and on. I’m not entirely sure why these little challenges […]

It’s amazing what coffee will do…

First off, this isn’t a topic I would normally post but I found the idea somewhat compelling.  I could write a book on ethical consumption (hmmm…) but in the interest of time and boring you to death, I’ll keep things short and sweet. Being unemployed provides me with the gift of time.  And when I […]