Archive for June 2015

How to Write a Book in One Year

Two and a half years ago I wrote a book called Medium Rare and put it on There is an e-book, a physical copy and little to no marketing strategy. I knew right away I wanted to do a sequel. I’d call it, “Luke Warm: The Reheated Sequel You Never Asked For.” I wanted... Read more »

DMV Survival Guide - Step by Step Breakdown

There is a lot of manufactured pressure once you finally walk into the secretary of state facility. Not real pressure of course, but sizzle pressure, the kind of low stakes, high nerve scenario that historically has been my kryptonite. Realistically, I had nothing to worry about. I had the right paperwork in hand. The only... Read more »

DMV Survival Guide - Where to go, What to Bring

I am used to Google searches that haveĀ instant gratification. How many NBA Titles did Steve Kerr win? Is the Fred Hoiberg hiring official? Is milk good for me or not? My DMV journey started the same way. Where’s the nearest DMV? The result was a Driver’s Express facility on Diversey. Any time you get the... Read more »

DMV Survival Guide - So You Haven't Updated your License

You can get by with an expired license for awhile in Chicago. It’s a surprisingly non inhibiting problem. Sure, you’ll get the occasional bouncer who calls you out, but if necessary you can always pull out the passport ego trip. For me, I only go to one bar in Chicago. It’s my Cheers where everybody... Read more »