Monthly Archives: April 2012

You Are Here.

Driving to work today I found myself stopped at a stoplight and looked at the other cars to my left and right. Instead of being awash in a sea of Illinois license plates, I was instead faced with plates from … Continue reading

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It’s EASY being green!!

This Sunday is Earth Day. This is a movement that started back in the 1960′s, when questions of sustainability and alternatives to old ways of doing things were first seriously brought into question. Issues like recycling, pollution from cars and factories, … Continue reading

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The Pin Guy!

A few times a year I get a phone call. It’s not something that’s penciled in, that I know is coming, but sure enough, every few months, the phone rings and it’s him. He’s a charming older gentleman who lives … Continue reading

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Are you autism aware?

This month is autism awareness month. As someone who works in an industry built around “awareness causes”, I’m fairly familiar with the culture of these groups. They’re all equally devoted to their cause, equally vocal and they all work equally … Continue reading

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100 years ago today…

100 years ago a relatively famous ship was sailing through the cold Atlantic ocean, carrying 1500 + people from every walk of life, all headed for New York, returning to their home or to start a new life. The Titanic. … Continue reading

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Remember “I Like Ike”?

Ah politics. Sometimes it seems like just yesterday that we had the 2008 elections and our first African American president was elected, and other days it feels like we’ve been frustrated over an embattled government for a hundred years. Politics is both … Continue reading

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Wear your heart on your lapel

All the news stations are split lately between politics and the recent slaying of an African American teen named Trayvon Martin. It’s a tragic case, no matter what the circumstances are, and my heart goes out to his family and … Continue reading

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