Aaron Kromer's Awkward Apology - A Parody Tale

The Bears offense waited in the meeting room impatiently as Aaron Kromer, Offensive Coordinator for the Chicago Bears, asked them to convene for five minutes, apparently in a very sobering manner. When their offensive leader entered the room, he’d looked like his grandmother just passed, or his favorite Golden Girl suffered a heart attack (pick... Read more »

Active Awkward Mind - Quick Hits 1

Life supplies plenty of moments to stop and ask questions, or perhaps make a statement. Why this or why that? How this or how that? Here, since you’ve asked, are mine: -  Why isn’t a universal rule to wait until the entire elevator cab has dispensed its occupants prior to entry? - Do doctors get... Read more »

Dynamite Drop In, Al

Al Sharpton is perpetuating a problem, and he doesn’t give a damn. If you could indulge me and watch this short video: http://news.yahoo.com/no-indictment-chaos-fills-ferguson-streets-083434303.html What the hell is he talking about? After watching that video, I’m sure you’re asking yourself the same question I asked, “what the hell is he talking about?” This blabbering non-sense from a... Read more »

Misguided Passion Starts Fires - A Ferguson Reflection

“It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.” - Thomas Huxley I have this quote on a post-it, hovering at my desk, just above my computer screen. I don’t read it everyday, and I’m not about to engage in a sanctimonious diatribe pointed at Ferguson Extremists and insane rioters/protestors... Read more »

School Refusal (awkward) Disorder - WHAT??

For reference: http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/school-refusal I came across an ad for school refusal and did more research to make sure I wasn’t taking crazy pills this morning in lieu of coffee and a muffin… A child can suffer from school refusal. There isn’t much explanation for this “disorder.” It’s a self-explanatory “condition” whereas a child will suffer... Read more »

Universality of bathroom awkwardness

Disclaimer: This will be the most unpleasant “Tales of Awkward” post to date. For those with weak stomachs, do not proceed. For those brave enough to run into the stinky rabbit hole of filth (and relate to the awkward occurrences, of course!), grab a toilet paper suit and jump in! Hand sanitizer will not be provided... Read more »

Awkward reality of fallen movie "stars"

Add Philip Seymour Hoffman to list of celebrities who have died from drug-related incidents. Add to the list of incredible talents perished too soon. Most importantly – Add him to the list of people you should never revere just because they play pretend on a big screen. I loved Hoffman’s work. I thought he brought a... Read more »

A good, not awkward, day in Illinois - Gay marriage passes House

November 5, 2013 – mark them calendars! I couldn’t be happier to hear the news – The Illinois General Assembly passes a gay marriage bill. I’m not going to write to the specifics of the vote or the debates on the flood because I find that minutia mere talking points for Fox News, not THE... Read more »

Religion of Love and Doing Good

Rare moments in life deserve a rare bout of introspection. When I’m afforded such an opportunity due to my obtuse sense of the world, I snag it with a quick hand and sentimental mind. So here it is: I stood up in a lesbian wedding last weekend. Not civil union, nor partnership, nor any other... Read more »

Awkward booing - Blackhawks beat Bruins

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway!), the city of Chicago is ecstatic after the ice heroics of the Blackhawks displayed last night in Boston.  A triumph indeed and a championship to remember for the ages.  We are proud and happy it’s all over, because our blood pressure couldn’t take it anymore. Changing direction…... Read more »