After 14 years of working obsessively to become a better conversationalist, I can still be a real self-centered jackass. I’m guilty of some pretty bad conversational habits at times. I’m not too proud to admit that sometimes I still interrupt people, don’t listen to what you’re trying to tell me, and make the conversation all about […]
An old friend who I haven’t seen in 5 years recently visited Chicago. We’ve known each other for 13 years and, for as different as he and I are, we get on like a house on fire. He’s a good fella and a great drinker – hell, he makes his living as a wine sommelier. What […]
April 2, 2015 Dear Dalton, First things first, I’m proud of you. You did something that most people don’t do: you got pissed off at how things were going in your life and you immediately took diligent action. Instead of bitching and complaining that life wasn’t fair, you actually got off your ass and got […]
When it’s a nice weekend afternoon in Chicago, I stroll over to this little park in the middle of town. I’ll usually put on a blazer and button down, pack a little lunch, put some whiskey in a flask, and just people watch for the day. It’s barely even a park, really. It’s just a […]
You think your story is set in stone because you can’t change the past. It’s nonsense to even try because what’s done is done. Right? Well, I’ve got big news for you, kiddo… It’s not your Life Story that’s holding you back – it’s what you make your Life Story mean.