Allergies for new Bay Area Residents within 3 years of moving here? It happened to us, too. But…

[vc_row bg_color=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]One of the things we were told to prepare for when moving from Chicago to San Francisco was that we were going to develop allergies within three years, but that we’d adjust. We had doctors tell us that, friends tell us that, blogs tell us that… But we dismissed the warnings because we thought …

World War II vets fly free to Washington DC to see their war memorials thanks to Honor Flight. My OldOld Man is going on one.

In a few days, the #OldOld Man will be flying with many of his fellow World War II vets to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials from their war. They will be helped on the flight, have full medical staff available at all times, be driven around, and get three squares and a cot. The …

How “Spanish Harlem” influenced productivity both for me and clients (thank you, Jerry & Phil)

It’s 12:30am. I’m going to be up before 7am to help get Bella out the door so she can be at the office early to begin preparations. As I start to drift off and dream about my work problems and, consequently, potential solutions, the images were accompanied by Aretha Franklin’s rendition of Ben. E. King’s …

[Open ‘Thank You’ Letter to] Ellie Goulding. Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL. January 29, 2013.

Hi, Ellie, It was April of 2012. I was slumped in a seat at Midway Airport in Chicago, listening to a Spotify playlist my company’s consultant made for my trip back to Ft. Myers, Florida. It was to help me forget about the fact that I was waiting to get dumped by the girl of …

What is the best blue cheese cheeseburger in Valpo? In #nwindiana? Anywhere?

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So my banker, Kevin Gould, & I have been looking for a new adventure to start off 2013 – a cleanse the palate, clean the slate, turn the page, start the year off right sort-of-thing. We’ve also been looking for something that’d we’d both love to write about for almost a year. Then it happened …

Write a letter to the reader of a novel you haven’t written yet

While holiday shopping at Urban Outfitters, Katie found a book titled 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. She thought it would be a great idea if the two of us started going through this book, picking topics on which to write. Katie writes with pen and paper. I write with …

“I think back to when my brother and my sister slept in an unlocked place…”

I’m test blogging on Bella’s iPad 3 late at night while my mother drives me & her back in my car from the north Chi ‘burbs. We just finished our second Thanksgiving dinner, this time with Bella and her family. Every day with her is such a blessing. I’m introducing mama to Ellie Goulding Ellie …

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