Tag: love

Beware of Taylor Swift Syndrome! or "Who needs Valentine's Day?"

Beware of Taylor Swift Syndrome! or "Who needs Valentine's Day?"
Who among you can honestly say that they’ve had a Valentine’s Day that wasn’t absolute ASS? You spend anywhere from one hour to one year figuring out what the hell to get your beloved, either to be met with a strained “thanks” or momentary enthusiasm followed by the item or service you gave them falling... Read more »

Today on "The Young and the Nerdy": Does Steven want a second chance at High School? (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXV)

Today on "The Young and the Nerdy": Does Steven want a second chance at High School? (ChicagoNow's Evening Blogapalooz-Hour: Volume XXXV)
You wouldn’t think it by looking at me, my chest robust and my muscles rippling, that I had an absolutely dreadful time in high school. It didn’t come from lack of trying, but I was awful at playing the game of popularity and conformity that high school demands of you. I was never one to... Read more »

"I write to understand as much as to be understood": Celebrating the life of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

"I write to understand as much as to be understood": Celebrating the life of Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)
When I wrote my blog about Elie Wiesel’s memoir Open Heart, I had no idea that in less than half a month he would be dead.¬†Wiesel died today at the age of 87. In our lifetime, we have figures who stand at the finish line of tragedy and teach the world to learn from it.... Read more »
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Dear Steven: The Chicago Suburb's Answer to Ann Landers! (An Advice Column)

Dear Steven: The Chicago Suburb's Answer to Ann Landers! (An Advice Column)
It has always been a very secret dream of mine to be an advice columnist. In college, I saw a one-woman show about the life of Ann Landers and I knew that was something I think I’d be good at. Friends have always told me my responses to problems and conundrums are rational and practical.... Read more »

Cheating is The New Normal: Don Juan Meets Steve Jobs

Cheating is The New Normal: Don Juan Meets Steve Jobs
The advent of technology has done a lot of positive things for our culture. Families are able to connect more efficiently, businesses save money by cutting time costs and research is literally at your fingertips (the greatest thing for a bookworm like me.) But this technical renaissance also has some adverse side effects, though nothing... Read more »

The Danger of Losing Trust

The Danger of Losing Trust
Trust is one of the most precious things in the world. To trust someone is to place your life and values into their hands, knowing full well that they will uphold them and do their best not to hurt you. But, I’ve seen recently, trust has become rather a commodity in this day and age.... Read more »
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