Archive for January 2017

It took me 27 years to try a Big Mac

As a five-year-old kid, the Big Mac was larger than life. The burger was the size of my head; the sliced pickles were the size of my eyes. I wasn’t ready, so I ordered chicken nuggets, or maybe one of those flat junior burgers that looked like somebody took a rolling pin to it back in the... Read more »

Fly the W: Why Wednesdays will help you win each week

It’s an office like any other. Low wall cubicles, a little bit of natural light coming in from the windows. A man wearing a shirt and tie with a plant on his desk is staring at his computer screen, looking tired and a little bit frustrated. “Uh oh,” says a loud voice coming from the... Read more »

Just another couple that takes their dog to a basketball game

On October 6th, 1945, Billy Sianis brought his pet goat to a baseball game. Sianis carried two tickets, one for him, one for “Murphy.” It was Game 4 of the World Series at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were just two wins away from their first championship since 1908. But then things got weird. Murphy, the... Read more »

Turn your New Year's Resolution into a nine inning baseball game

It’s December 31st, 2017. You just woke up from a revitalizing eight hours of sleep. You head to the kitchen counter where the coffee machine used to be. In its place is an expensive blender. You dump in the daily breakfast mix: spinach, kale, wood chips from the backyard. Coffee was one of the many... Read more »