Archive for February 2013

How to Drop Your Kids off at a Catholic School

For many Americans, a small but significant part of the day is dropping their kids off at school in the morning. As discussed in my original ChicagoNow post, this is part of my daily routine as well, and for the most part, I enjoy it. I like to think of it as a small extension... Read more »

The Corporate Combine, or Getting Scouted For Fun and Profit

This week, rising stars are being put through their paces in Indianapolis, at the NFL Combine. Pro football prospects get a chance to show scouts from each NFL team what they can do, and what sets them apart from all the other prospects out there. Can they jump higher, run faster, lift more, take more... Read more »

Career Fiction, or How to Pee Rainbows and Make Weblications

This is a brief work of fiction by Dan Morris, about career stagnation. Lunch time on Tuesdays always set Alison’s teeth on edge. While she’d typically spend Monday gathering every ounce of optimism and exuberance to approach another week of career momentum, by 11:45 on Tuesday her gestalt was saturated with pragmatic poison. Every week,... Read more »

Shia LeBoeuf and the Top 5 Ways to NOT Quit Your Job

So, Shia LeBoeuf quit a job today, amid incompatibility issues with esteemed coworker Alec Baldwin. Within fifty-five minutes, producers of Orphans (the play LeBoeuf quit) had replaced him with Ben Foster. Even superstars aren’t indispensable; there’s always an army of qualified people ready and waiting to take your place. This is something that I’ve been keeping tucked... Read more »

Hugh Jackman rumors and Working Vacations

It’s official — gay rumors bug Hugh Jackman’s wife. That’s reasonable. I can only imagine it’d be frustrating to find out the man you’re married to has questionable heterosexuality in the dim view of the public. It’d be almost as frustrating as the eerie realization that your husband is Hugh Jackman, and the subsequent investigation into... Read more »

Ted Nugent, My Hobbies, and The Dog With a Human Face.

I’ve pursued many hobbies in my life. Typically, they tend to have a sort-of-radioactive life cycle; I dig in deep for about five weeks, and then they begin to decay until there’s nothing left other than blurred memories and radiation sickness. And by radiation sickness, I mean debt and/or pain. Also, let me say right... Read more »