Tag: Long Overdue

The wonder of saying yes and letting go (Part 3)

My fondest memories of school had nothing to do with class. And my favorite work memories weren’t really about the work. It’s always been about the people and the stories that happened somewhere along the way. And great stories, great memories always start with a yes. Note: For this story, it might be helpful to start with Part 1... Read more »

Reclaiming something you love to do

Reclaiming something you love to do
One of my earliest memories was back in kindergarten. Mrs. Kraut handed us green hats with big frog eyes on the top. She taught us a song to perform to our parents, the lyrics were loaded with frog-based puns. There was this moment toward the end of the song, somewhere in the chorus, when I blurted out, “Sing... Read more »

Chicago Public Library replaces overdue fines with subtle guilt trips

Chicago Public Library replaces overdue fines with subtle guilt trips
A few weeks ago, the Chicago Public Library announced they were getting rid of overdue fees. The initiative came from Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office as a way to remove barriers for all Chicagoans to use their local CPL branch. Overall, I think the idea makes a lot of sense. The same $10 overdue fee carries a different... Read more »
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Medium Rare will return September 16th. Here's what's going on

Medium Rare will return September 16th. Here's what's going on
In the spirit of giving things 79%, I’m going on one of my longest blog vacations since starting Medium Rare over five years ago. It pains me to do because, for me, writing and posting this blog is one of the highlights of each week. But I’m heading into a really busy six weeks and need... Read more »