Not Failing: Donald Trump’s grade after 100 days

Not Failing: Donald Trump’s grade after 100 days
Donald Trump is President of the United States.  Over the last 100 days, I have often said that sentence in disbelief.  He likely says the same thing to himself, from time to time, in disbelief. It has been 100 days since Donald Trump has taken office and my only wish is not that Hillary Clinton... Read more »

My Jerry McGuire Moment: Are you living your dream—or deferring it?

My Jerry McGuire Moment: Are you living your dream—or deferring it?
Most mornings I wake up and go through the daily routine.  Shower, coffee, commute, get to the office, work a long and hopefully productive day, leave for another commute, if I get home in time, kiss the kids before they go to sleep, perhaps talk to my wife for a couple minutes, maybe eat, and... Read more »

Still upset about the election? Live your life away from media—you’ll feel better.

Still upset about the election?  Live your life away from media—you’ll feel better.
You voted for Hillary Clinton.  It has been a week and you’re still a mess.  You’re panicked!!  You can’t calm down.  You’re watching the news and see that the KKK had a victory march, Michelle Obama was called an ape in heels and you are watching every single violent incident against a minority group with... Read more »
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Donald Trump is my President. Being an American demands we respect the office of the President

Donald Trump is my President.  Being an American demands we respect the office of the President
Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.  The Chicago Cubs won the World Series.  I woke up yesterday in a sort of bizarro world where down was up and up was down.  Donald Trump really won the presidency of the United States?  Really?  Yes. He did.  And although Donald Trump was... Read more »

Why Black Lives Matter must rally—and work with—police

Why Black Lives Matter must rally—and work with—police
Over the last week, we’ve been flooded with hostility on the internet and unrest around the country because of events in Dallas, Baton Rouge and Minnesota.  Rudy Giuliani, hoping to continue to be relevant, has said Black Lives Matters is a racist organization.  Even though Mr. Giuliani is completely wrong, his message resonates.  Half of... Read more »

To some, I’m still just a n****r in a stolen car

To some, I’m still just a n****r in a stolen car
“A FB “friend” posted this. And although I wanted to be positive today, it just served as a reminder that no matter how hard I work, how much education I have, and how many sacrifices I make, to some I’m still just a nigger in a stolen car.” I wrote that last night with the... Read more »
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The Media and Politicians have divided America (for profit) and now we’re killing each other because of it

The Media and Politicians have divided America (for profit) and now we’re killing each other because of it
My heart hurts today.  I woke up to learn that five Dallas police officers were killed at what had been a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally.  My heart hurt yesterday.  Yesterday, I was thinking of the death of a black man, Philando Castile, in Minnesota, who died at the hands of a police officer who... Read more »

Illinois Primary is Today: VOTE!!

Illinois Primary is Today: VOTE!!
VOTE! The Illinois Primary is today! Polls close today at 7pm! The political process is served not by sitting in front of your television and watching the news.  It is not served by watching CNN, Fox News or MSNBC.  It is served by going to the polls and making a choice. It’s time to have... Read more »

After Chicago Donald Trump must take responsibility for his message

After Chicago Donald Trump must take responsibility for his message
Donald Trump was forced to back down last night.  Trump was scheduled to have a rally in Chicago when more protesters than supporters (or at least an equal amount) showed up for it. Because of the chaotic nature of the crowd, Trump cancelled the event. The morning after I still have mixed feeling about the... Read more »
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Illinois’ Primary Election: Why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton

Illinois’ Primary Election: Why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton
I will vote for Hillary Clinton for President.  I. Will. Vote. For. Hillary.   I’m not sure if I am saying that to you or to me.  But I will vote for Hillary in next Tuesday’s Illinois primary election.   “Why?” is the question I find myself asking.  First, there are some other races I find important... Read more »