Posts in category "Hints/Tips/Ideas"

I promise it was SAGE!

I promise it was SAGE!
The timing was brilliant!    So with the nice weather today, came open windows and an open patio door.   Well that gave inspiration for my wife, in all her wisdom and internet reading,  to cleanse the air with some Sage. Like a boss, it worked!   But of course a few short moments later,... Read more »

Never ready to say Good-Bye

Never ready to say Good-Bye
It’s such an odd phenomena when someone you don’t personally know dies and yet you feel very sad.  I woke up this morning feeling sad.  Maybe it was the late night watching the Hawks stay alive in the playoffs.  Maybe it’s been the long week of having the kids home during Spring Break.  But mostly... Read more »

Addicted to ghost stories? Strange but true

Addicted to ghost stories? Strange but true
I’m not sure what it is…but lately I can’t get enough of ghost stories.  I’ve been eating up podcasts with tales of the paranormal and watching the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” on the regular.  Like anyone, I’ve felt creeped out and can say I’ve had a couple experiences. When I was a kid I actually... Read more »
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Cold got you down? Me too...

Cold got you down?  Me too...
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Kids: The St. Patrick's Day Equalizer

Kids: The St. Patrick's Day Equalizer
Like many things, our idea for Saturday’s activities sounded great in theory.  However, mix in a few thousand drunk “yutes,” a walking adventure with my nine and seven year olds,  and you get a big steaming pile of mental and physical fatigue.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I loved the adventure.  But what actually happened... Read more »

I can't quit you Chicago

I can't quit you Chicago
Does everyone talk about leaving Chicago in February?   I overheard a few couples talking about escaping this morning.  I know my wife, a native Californian, sure does.  I mean, she announced on Facebook that we were going to move to Denver.  Sure, Denver is on my short list of cities I would leave Chicago... Read more »
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Is happiness just one smile away?

Is happiness just one smile away?
Growing up isn’t easy.  Hell, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  I find myself daydreaming of when my biggest stress was what the other kids in school thought of me.  Which at the time was a pretty big stressor.  Especially being the biggest and goofiest kid in class.  But now as a husband, father,... Read more »

Compare Beyoncé to the KKK? You're an A$$hole

Compare Beyoncé to the KKK?  You're an A$$hole
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Beyoncé’s halftime performance compared to the black version of the KKK marching out on the field.  It’s NOT the same people.  Like Jeff Foxworthy made famous, if you think that the KKK is comparable…you might be a red neck.  I’ll take it a step further.  If you... Read more »

For the love of dirty words

For the love of dirty words
There are few things I enjoy doing more than turning a dirty phrase.  Dropping an F bomb is probably the best simple pleasures I have these days.  I can actually afford it. Of course, this love for “working blue” makes things tough when you’re a father of two kids.  When they were younger, it was... Read more »
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The strange and sometimes painful world of parenting

The strange and sometimes painful world of parenting
I’ve been a parent for almost nine years.  Holy crap, I can’t believe that number is right.  Nine freaking years of not having a moment’s peace whereas I didn’t think about having to do something for the kids.  I have two.  One boy and one girl, who I love dearly but holy hell, there are... Read more »