Archive for June 2015

The Serenity Prayer: Words to Live By?

The Serenity Prayer: Words to Live By?
You know that poem, sermon, meme, whatever that goes: “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” It’s come to be called The Serenity Prayer and it’s usually attributed to a protestant theologian and minister named Reinhold Niebhr.... Read more »

Thinking of Dad on Father’s Day

Thinking of Dad on Father’s Day
Riding into the city on Metra last week, I overheard one side of an interesting and sort of sad conversation. On my end across the aisle a guy, a kid, really, barely in his early 20s— backwards baseball cap, baggy striped pants, green double-breasted uniform top— looked to be a busboy or a dishwasher, maybe... Read more »

Give Yourself a Break: Vacations Are Important

Give Yourself a Break: Vacations Are Important
My wife and I just got back from our first real vacation without the kids since we started having kids. We stayed in Milwaukee once a couple years ago: overnight, less than 24 hours I’m pretty sure, and that’s about it. Since we were traveling together, flying in the same plane, driving in the same... Read more »
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Our Obsession with Beauty Takes an Ugly Turn

Our Obsession with Beauty Takes an Ugly Turn
A month or so ago, Michelle Keegan was voted 2015’s Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM magazine. Who is Michelle Keegan you (and a huge majority of that same world) may ask? Google says she’s a big soap opera star in England. Oh! THAT Michelle Keegan! It doesn’t matter if you know her or... Read more »