why?

Today is a nice day, a bit chilly for some, but a nice day nonetheless. In all actuality today, although it is nice, is probably the worst day of someone's life. Maybe it isn't yours, and it certainly isn't mine, but somewhere around the world someone is suffering the worst heartbreak they will ever experience.…

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never pretty and always entails agony…

The march to Lord Stanley's Cup has begun. It is a beautiful march. There are twists and turns, drama and heartbreak, injury and success. It will end in euphoria. Hockey is a sport with more than it's fair share of conflict. Whether that is dropping the gloves or lighting the lamp, hockey wouldn't be what…

worthless and empty

Baseball has begun. Although it did not start well for my beloved boys on the south side of Chicago it is a sign that the winds of the sports world are changing. Hockey is getting ready to begin its second season. Basketball goes into hibernation. Football is starting to bounce its leg in anticipation of…

stop fighting for my freedom

It seems as though every day something else finds its way into my news feed regarding religious freedom. It could be the freedom to live and breathe in the face of militant fanatics obscuring for the public the tenents of their belief system. It could be the freedom to deny services or goods to people…

sunny Sante Fe would be nice…

Recently, thanks in large part to my dalliance with a rip current, I have taken some time to think about my place in life. And, wouldn't you know it, in all that pondering  I felt the urge to once again put fingers to keys and open up about it. Life has certainly been busy, but…

I wait for you Matthew Coleman Nix…

The last few weeks are pretty much a blur at this point. I realized today that its been 18 days since I last decided to blog. I can't seem to really remember what was going on 18 days ago other than my friend being in the hospital having blacked out on his birthday. Of course…

hey jude

Social media is buzzing right now with news of the Cardinal victory. I have seen more status updates related to the World Series than I have ever seen before. For some this World Series will go down as one of the greatest ever played, for others, well they could give a rip. Although I am…

for the craziest one of us all, Steve Jobs…

Many of you know that I spent near a year of my life working for what I consider to be the best company, ever. Never had I felt so valued by those above and beside me and never was I so full of purpose that every day I came to work knowing I was going…

and when necessary

All I can seem to think right now is WTF. Last week brought into my life a perspective that had been missing for so long and tonight, one that has plagued me is back in full force. I really don't know where to begin or if you even care to hear the tale, but tonight…

thank you Sarah…

Tuesday of this week began like any other. I woke up early, as my wife and I have lost the ability to sleep in. I stepped out of the room for just a minute to find one thing or another and upon my return noticed a missed call and a text. Most days I tend…