11 | I have the POWER!

I have felt a little bit empowered as of late. I can’t understand why because it seems like I’ve been like someone that’s been kicked in the head while he’s been down. I truly wish I could divulge the details of my misery…but it would not be the wisest thing at this point. I’ve been trying to take some of the anger and frustration and […]

9 | Bad Moon on the Rise

Well it’s no secret that the State of Illinois’ fiscal budget is in crisis…and for the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I’m worried about my future.  The budget crisis is creating havoc at work and the effects of this situation are only in its’ infancy.   Furlough days are being inacted throughout the university (although it hasn’t hit the union civil […]

8 | “A Tear for Every Happy Thought”

Normally, I don’t get very gushy or emotional about things but I do have to say that every once in a while, there’s a moment that comes along that simply astonishes you… captivates you… and completely blows away your expectations.  For me, many of those moments to tend to come from television or movies. There are two people that I would like to acknowledge. Two […]

7 | You Are The Pan

I was sitting on the couch watching TV… contemplating my end of my 30’s and the beginning of the journey into my 40’s. I have to say that lately I have been blasé about my birthday (and the fact that I’m getting older). I mean, there’s really nothing I can do about it. Not like I can just stop time. But in some respects I […]