Category: Thought and Philosophy

Staring Down The Barrel of Mega Millions

It’s currently 9:15pm. In 45 minutes, someone’s life will change. Forever. I’m slightly ashamed to admit that I wish to be that person. Yes, I bought a Mega Millions ticket. I bought 10 actually, but only 8 of them are mine. 2 belong to my friend Tricia. Ah Tricia…how do I describe her. Friend. Platonic.... Read more »

Let's Talk About Self-Care

Let's Talk About Self-Care
…because it seems like everyone is talking about self care. Don’t believe me?  Just Google “Self-Care” and you’ll be hit with everything from magazine articles, to college courses on the topic. It’s a hot topic. Back in November, I was seeing an article making the rounds on Facebook.  Authored by Brianna Wiest and coming from... Read more »

Reflecting on this Chilly Thanksgiving Day

Reflecting on this Chilly Thanksgiving Day
The Holidays are tough for me. Mostly because they are intended for family. My family and I have been strangers for most of my life. And in all honesty, I don’t know them any better than they know me.  Well, what’s left of them. My father was the glue that held it all together.  When... Read more »
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Staring Down the Second Half

Staring Down the Second Half
I have no misgiving about the fact that I am now living in the second half of my life. As I think back, I can’t remember ever thinking about reaching this point in life. As a kid, I knew life was uncertain. People close to me died suddenly.  Sometimes naturally…sometimes violently.  That is the nature... Read more »

Finding Inspiration in the Victories of Others

Finding Inspiration in the Victories of Others
This evening, I went to Pritzker Pavilion to watch the film Julie & Julia.  Now first things first, if you have not been to the Millennium Park Summer Film Series, you are missing out.  This was week three, and so far so freakin’ good!  Week 1 was Blues Brothers, Week 2 – Caddyshack (it was... Read more »

How To Say The Right Things To Girls

How To Say The Right Things To Girls
Her: What aspects of 12 Ft. Ninja do you find appealing? Me: What song did you listen to? Her: The one you suggested, what was it? Invincible or something like that? Me: Yes, didn’t like it? Her: Just asking what you find appealing. Me: The versatility, the musicality, the lyricism. It goes from being heavy... Read more »
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Thanksgiving...and What I'm Thankful For!

Thanksgiving...and What I'm Thankful For!
Every day of my life feels like an adventure off the beaten path of life.  I don’t think any aspect of my life is where I expected it to be at this point.  The job I have, my relationships status, the things I do, the people I spend my time with…none of it is what... Read more »

Everyone Seems Concerned About My Health, and Now I'm Facing My Own Mortality

Everyone Seems Concerned About My Health, and Now I'm Facing My Own Mortality
Recently, a dear friend sent me a message on Facebook that said: I dreamed of you last night. You were walking with someone, talking about plans of action for your advocacy, it was rainy, you had your hood on, had a terrible cough. I was there but not there, trying to tell you that you... Read more »