On the Radio – A Short Story

The carpool line extends around the block, a row of brake lights as far as the eye can see. It’s January and an unpleasant thirty degrees. Thick grey clouds have blanketed the sky for far too many days. The environmentalist in me screams to turn off my idling RAV4,...

3 Reasons to be Wary of Using Airbnb

Several years ago our family of three embarked on a “living the dream,” three-week working vacation in Europe. We wanted to test out what it would be like to live abroad. It’s one thing to base a vacation out of a hotel and spend days touring museums, but what would...

The Guilt-Gratitude Seesaw

Photo credit Jon Sailer I’m on a seesaw across from a giant named Guilt. I’m Gratitude. Every day, all day, I teeter, desperately trying to find balance. Goddamn it’s hard. It’s Day 4562. No really, it’s day 27 of Shelter at Home, government mandated...

Illinois Book Events

I’ve been busy on the marketing front. Here are my upcoming events. Monday, April 17th Maine South High School – Park Ridge I’ll be speaking in the LRC (Library) from 11-1:30. Know someone who attends? Tell them to stop by! Books will be for sale as...

Boulder Bookstore Signing

Thank you to everyone who braved the Sunshine Canyon fire to attend my book-signing in Boulder on Sunday, March 19th. We had close to 40 people attend from greyzone clients, to former co-workers from my tech life at SpectraLink and my book life at the Boulder...