Archive for July 2019

Feeling overwhelmed? Try giving it 79%

Feeling overwhelmed? Try giving it 79%
I don’t think the American Dream is a lie. But I do think it comes with some serious fine print. The idea that you can set your sights on something, work hard, and ultimately achieve prosperity in that area, that remains true. The hidden clause is everything we have to give up along the way.... Read more »

The stomach steps into the spotlight

The human body has 78 or 79 organs depending on which Google result you choose to go with. But only five of them (brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver) are deemed vital. That has to be a discouraging feeling to be the stomach or the small intestine. The heart shows up in a Ferrari. The brain... Read more »

I wasn't ready to love Toy Story 4

I wasn't ready to love Toy Story 4
I don’t remember much from 1995, but I do remember seeing the original Toy Story. I remember the scene when Buzz Lightyear showed up in Andy’s room for the first time. I remember, “To infinity… and beyond!” Or how about that first “flying” sequence when he bounced off the famous Pixar ball, did the loopty loop on the... Read more »
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Medium Rare turns 250: Five things I've learned from five years of blogging

Medium Rare turns 250: Five things I've learned from five years of blogging
On July 13th, 2014, I published my first Medium Rare blog post right here on ChicagoNow. Since that time, I’ve written 249 posts ranging from philosophy to comedy to whatever bucket you’d put my four-part sandwich saga into. Each time I’ve hit a milestone (100th post, 200th post) I’ve taken a second to reflect on... Read more »