Archive for January 2015

Text spam: The cray-cray is strong

Text spam: The cray-cray is strong
Starting tonight at 5:22 p.m. and ending at 7:32 p.m., when I blocked the phone number, I received 86 text spam messages from 312-507-1045. After the first 15 messages, I googled the number and came across this tweet: That number again is 1-312-507-1045 it is the babble of an insane illiterate nut job! — tom... Read more »

Professional headshot: the picture that speaks 1,000 words

April 2011 professional headshot. It's not bad, but it's not great. Originally, it had a white background that washed me out.
Late in 2014, I decided to make an investment in myself and obtain a truly professional headshot for my LinkedIn profile, my blog, and other uses. Keep in mind that this was a big decision because quality isn’t cheap and I don’t currently have a job. A few things you should know about me: I hate... Read more »

Livingston Gifford Gardner, June 8, 1916 - January 11, 1995

Livingston Gifford Gardner, June 8, 1916 - January 11, 1995
Twenty years ago today, my paternal grandfather, Livingston Gifford Gardner, died. It wasn’t unexpected. Grandpa had been sick for as long as I could remember and we’d gotten a call in early December 1994 saying that doctors gave him about a month to live. Although he’d been sick for close to 20 years, I can’t... Read more »

Winter Driving 101 (or how to drive in Chicago without being a jackass)

Winter Driving 101 (or how to drive in Chicago without being a jackass)
The dawn of the New Year has brought Winter to Chicago and with it snow, ice, sleet, cold, and winter driving. Now ideally, no one would leave their home from now until June (just in time for my birthday), but the reality is that sometimes, we have to leave the house to run crazy errands... Read more »
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