Monthly Archives: June 2013

Will run for cancer

I do a fair amount of running. That’s my “extra curricular” activity. My high school gym teacher would be so proud. And when I run I get a lot of thinking done, which I think is true of a lot … Continue reading

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Welcome home, Stanley

There are a few things on this planet that can simultaneously bring people together or divide them completely. Religion, politics, and sports. And today, I’m thinking about the sports part. Last night, here in Chicago, our hometown hockey team, the … Continue reading

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Festival Season

Ah, fest season. My favorite time of year. Every suburb and city in the area has one throughout the summer, and if they’re your thing, you can fest hop every weekend if you know who’s holding what, when. Lots of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Army!

The 14th of June marks two things, one: Flag Day, and two: the birth of the U.S. Army. It was first when it comes to our military powers, becoming a cohesive organization before the navy and coast guard, and obviously, … Continue reading

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Nursing Assistants Day is Saturday!

The reassuring smile, the attentive ear, the observant eye. Nursing Assistants have all of these things. When you find yourself sitting in a cold, clinical exam room and a friendly face walks in, you’re being helped by a nursing assistant. … Continue reading

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Every color of the rainbow

June is Pride Month. I recognize this is perhaps a touchy subject for some, but for millions of people, awareness of Pride Month is extremely important, lending acceptance, strength and courage, and most of all, pride for those who have … Continue reading

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Happy Graduation!

Ah graduation. I vaguely remember mine from high school. It was excruciatingly hot, it took place in an un-air-conditioned gym, and those polyester gowns they give you are extremely unforgiving in the aforementioned heat. But all kidding aside, graduating high … Continue reading

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Safety is the new… 20?

I don’t find that I often think about safety or safety protocols until I’m already in a situation that might require them. Like say when I’m standing on my desk trying to put a new light bulb into the ceiling … Continue reading

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