Running as a Business

Disclaimer: I wrote the below post for a freelance project to compare preparation for race-running to digital marketing best practices. I ghost-wrote for a gentleman who competed in an IronMan Race, and he requested an overall rewrite. I thought I could repurpose the original version here, as it is pretty good.  Last year, I competed […]

Drive Them Into the Sea

While there is a lower class, I am in it, while there is a criminal element, I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.  -Eugene V. Debs, labor organizer, five-time presidential candidate, most successful third-party candidate in American history. Socialist. Eugene V. Debs himself. Sometimes I wear […]

Social Killed the Video Star

So, over the course of the last few days, Democrats, led by Representative John Lewis, have been staging a sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives. They have been sitting in there in what would be the media darkness, protesting in favor of gun control laws, but there is a slight difference this […]

That Meaningless Word

I first heard the word when I was eleven years, two months, and some-odd days old. I was sitting in computer class at Saint John Fisher Elementary School, a Catholic grade school on the South Side of Chicago. That day, of course, was September 11th, 2001, and the word was used in a quick rush […]

Infinite Water

I once went on a single date with a girl who attended Yale. She was a computer science major who was working as a software development consultant for an international business conglomerate. We spent the whole night at an open air rooftop bar, and talked about everything. She was clearly into me, which I’m used […]

Becoming A Student Again

In just a few weeks, I will be back in school (again) at Roosevelt University in Chicago. I am enrolled in their Masters of Business Administration program, aiming to graduate in about two years. I will likely live at my parents’ house for most of that time frame, and I will get by on low […]

Just Keep Writing

It’s time I come to terms with something: I am an author. Whoa. I have to say it again: I am an author. I have a completed manuscript that is tight and compelling. I am marketing my work to agents, and recently received one inquiry from an agent who wants to see the first three chapters of my work. […]