Category: Life

Life happens in the small moments…enjoy and learn from them.

Life

Project Rebirth

I enjo coming across great web sites that are well done, and here is the latest: http://www.projectrebirth.org/. This link was passed to me from my father-not-in-law who lives near NYC and always keeps me on top of all things 9/11. The time lapsed camera is awesome.

Life

Wedding Registries

Well, it is that time again, a relative is getting married and has registered for gifts. While I think wedding registers are very helpful for people that actually want to get people what they want, I also find some of the items a bit much. Enter, the $45.00 nickel plated toilet brush. Yes, a nickel […]

Life

Umbrella Carrying/Using in Chicago

Ok, so what is the deal with the golf umbrellas downtown? Does one person really need the gigantic umbrella all for themselves? On my way home last night in the pouring rain I was reminded of how much I hate rain in Chicago. First, we have to deal with all the wind, and if you […]

Politics

Vote

Perhaps people do not realize how important voting really is, perhaps people do not fully understand the President’s duties. Something to consider.

Serenity Now!

my newest sport: the daily commute.

In high school, I played basketball, volleyball, was on the golf team, on the track team and played some serious back yard football. I was very athletic. I miss playing all the sports I did when I was younger, but I have to say I am still using things I learned from all of the […]

Serenity Now! Standards

metra riders: single seats are upstairs.

I have been riding the Metra for over five years now, and not once have I ever put my bag next to me on a busy train to try and deter other people from sitting next to me. I have also never asked someone to move their bag until this morning. My morning express is […]

Serenity Now! Standards

six flags, take two.

Having a Six Flags’ season pass is great. We can make a last minute decision to go to Six Flags in the afternoon or after dinner, and that is what we did on Saturday. Figuring the park would start to slowly empty at 5pm, well we were mistaken, but perhaps it was because we just […]

Life

Back from Vacation

I am back from a quick trip to my annual family reunion/home/Penn State. I got a lot of driving in (1400 miles) and I had a lot of interesting conversations with some family members. I sometimes forget that I am related to hardcore Republicans and people that say “well some things that are mentioned in […]

Politics Standards

US documents.

After having quite the discussion this morning with co-workers, I thought it might be handy to have the links of some of our important documents. Declaration of Independence US Constitution Bill of Rights It is always good to go back and re-read the documents that have shaped our country.

Politics Standards

On the Gay Marriage Amendment

I have had enough. The jokes, the comments, the bashing, and now the proposed marriage amendment? I do not understand the big deal…and I am tired of the christian right constantly trying to tell me how to live. Bush wants to “preserve marriage”, but he and his christian right friends do not get it…so let […]

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operation: republican in office

I bet all Americans (well all Americans that do not want to see the same fiasco as “Operation Brother Jeb: 2000”) feel relieved to hear we now have a plan to hold elections, even if under attack, during the upcoming November election. Perhaps we were fooled by Operation Brother Jeb: 2000 in the 2000 election, […]