Over A Year…

I used to love to write publicly. It was therapy for me. Now my writing is protection for every one else. Every few days, I open up a word document and write a strongly worded letter to whichever individual has pissed me off the most recently: either an annoying co-worker, Donnie Trump, a random stranger, etc… I don’t send them. It makes me feel a bit better putting things down on paper  plus it is better than stabbing someone in the face with a fork. I am sure that would make me feel better also.

So what have I been up to over the past year you ask?

  1. Been on a cruise to Key West and Cozumel, which will be my last cruise.
  2. Mini – vacation to Galena, IL
  3. Mini-vacation to Madison WI
  4. Started a new job
  5. However said job sucks donkey penis
  6.  Had my second stroke, which has resulted in daily misery with about 1/2 of everything on me not working as it should.
  7. My kidneys are almost completely in shutdown; PS – If anyone is interested in being my live donor, I will pretty much owe you everything
  8. Had my gall bladder removed.
  9. I got divorced

Luckily I am the man with a plan so 2018 will be exponentially better than 2017!


Care Even Less…

Now more than ever, there is less I really give a crap about more than usual. There is too much crap going on in my personal life right now to worry about the Trumpster taking office, a Black life mattering or anything similar. Yes I have opinions on these but sorry folks my personal issues take precedence.

Can you say extremely overwhelmed? Go ahead try it. That is fitting for me at the moment. In a way I am glad that my current job is coming to an end in the next two weeks. The stress level is going to be lifted tremendously for me when this happens. My medical issues take precedence at the moment. and my vacation in February, this might be my last rip outside the country ever, so I need to thoroughly enjoy this.

Have you ever seen the Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss movie, “What About Bob?”. I had a revelation watching that movie recently. The only way I am going to get through this is via Baby Steps, if I don’t I easily run the risk of just not giving a damn about everything and just giving up. It is very easy to do believe me.

so any kind of prayers, good karma or good thoughts you can send my way would be greatly appreciated

Don’t Understand…

Is my blog all that important? No, not at all. I am sure you can understand that I feel that was by my last post being 8 months ago! I am not in it for cash or making a name for myself. I am in it to get thoughts out of my head and keep things straight in my brain. I have been writing for the last 8 months, I have just not been sharing it with you. It has either been crap or just things I didn’t have a reason to share with anyone except myself.

If I came across a blog or have been following a blog that has not been updated for 8 months, I would consider that blog available for my ignore mode. I would just assume that the creator found something better to do. There will be no hard feelings best of luck to you in your new endeavors is what I would say.

I had a handful of people who liked to read my stuff, couple of them I became somewhat online friends with and I still chat with them from time to time today. Some people were displeased with me and wanted to help me turn things around and show me the right direction to head. I don’t don’t even remember what these people called themselvees for a job title.

I can understand how using your online presence to help build your business is important.I know I used to to do it for a profession I took my online presence much more seriously than I do now. Now I am just online to have some fun and meet some new new peeps and that is all.

Up until December of last year I received regular quite serious messages some bordering on being very vile and rude on how how I am not optimizing my online presence. (I am very easy to find online. I have no secrets). I always responded with the same canned line: ” I am just online to have some fun and meet some new new peeps and that is all.” Nothing more. For the realists out there, they took that with them and let me have my opinion and let me go y happy way. What I don’t understand is how that affected certain people and this statement either turned into an attack on me for “doing things wrong” for my online presence. or it turned into a lecture. They just couldn’t wrap their mind around the fact that I did not need to maintain any kind of presence. I understood the importance of having a strong online presence but I just did not need to do that anymore and I had new direction for myself. I just don’t understand how a few individuals reacted to me.

I am not sure if I want to continue this blog or not. Maybe I will change some directions, but most likely not. Maybe you will hear from me in the near future and maybe you won’t.

HB4075 Really???

I very rarely get fired up about new laws but this one really hits home hard. I am not going to go into the details of it myself, but you can read about this law that is currently in the hands of the governor here: Read all about about this piece of Crap! To summarize this would crush ride shares in Illinois and give taxis a monopoly once again.

I understand the government  putting regulations in effect for certain industries. But the government using public safety as the reasoning behind this is completely ridiculous and complete bullshit. Plain and simple, this is about an income stream for the government and THAT IS ALL – NOTHING MORE!

Before ride shares showed up in Chicago I very rarely took cabs anywhere. I had one individual that I knew was a safe, effective driver. If he wasn’t available I took alternative modes of transportation. I never felt safe in a cab and my complaints in the past fell on silent ears.

Once ride shares arrived in Chicago, I noticed a tremendous change in the safety of the cabs I did take. Ride shares were making taxis step up their game, and it was helping tremendously. I still chose ride shares over cabs more frequently due to the cost savings, but sometimes a taxi was a bit more convenient. Things were headed in the right direction and safer driving by taxis was clearly noticeable by me.

Now this complete crap law has come around and threatens to take us two steps back and give taxi companies a monopoly once again and they can do whatever the hell they want for a cost. I do not blame them because they are paying and paying big for this privilege to the government for licences to operate.

What we need to do is either:

1) Deregulate immediately. Let us allow the free market to take over and force the poor companies out of business. I have seen firsthand how a little old fashioned competition has improved safety in transportation of human cargo! (If I sound like a Libertarian, that is because I am!)

2) Laws must be completely rewritten to allow the competition to improve conditions across the industry and be fair to all companies across the board. I have a big feeling that this will not be happening though, as I am losing all faith in government officials

Mr Governor Quinn –  I voted for you; please don’t make me regret this. Don’t be spineless here and grow some cajones buddy! This law will eliminate ALL of the progress that was made regarding safe transportation.


What up? Very long time no talk! I have had quite a bit going on this year barely being able to breathe I have been so busy. It is all coming to an end right now so that means my free time will be increasing exponentially in the coming weeks. I wanted to check – in , say hello and leave you with various pieces of brain ramblings, profound thoughts and various other pieces of crap for your reading pleasure

1) Palos Park was an excellent selection of a suburb to move. Close enough to civilization AND close enough to 10,000+ acres of forest preserve to get away from it all for a while if need be.

2) If you try to throw me under the bus, it will backfire on you. I am am a master of CYA!

3) I will not get into a religious discussion with you about beliefs. We have our church and we are very satisfied. Let us have ours, you can have yours and we can agree to disagree. This is personal between us and the big guy and that is how it will remain.

3.1) The following is the ONLY religious statement I will ever make: Religion needs to stay out of ANY politics. It does not and will not ever work for the long term!

4) Everyone is NOT entitled to their opinion. If you can back yours up with facts, than you are entitled to an opinion

4.1) I don’t believe everything I read on the internet, you should not either and should try to obtain corroborating evidence from a trusted, living, breathing source.

5) I will make the best decision possible based on information provided. Want a different outcome? Give me new information and don’t withhold a bit of facts. Remember what i said about CYA?

6) If you give me a generic statement such as: They have “excellent” customer service you can be guaranteed that I will ask for examples. Excellent customer service is VERY subjective.

7) I need to get back to Put-In-Bay OH soon for a little trip. That is a fun little town. I also need to get back to Key West.

8) Don’t spend so much time planning for the future that you lose sight of the moment right  in front of you!

9) Social Media is fun and all and a good way to keep up however nothing beats good old face-to-face hanging out!

10) Another Social Media rant: After I weed out all of the ludicrous religious and political garbage, laugh at the first world problems you are fretting over this hour, I do enjoy hearing what you have to say.

11) I have a really good life that I am pleased with. I have a great foundation and I know exactly what direction I am headed and who I want to accompany me on my journey. Could one of them be you?






Thank God It’s February!!!

I am sure you are asking yourself “What the hell is go great about February? It sucks just as bad as January!” I guess on paper the level of suckage equates to January however my brain works in very different ways from the norm.

February is the LAST month of winter. In my mind I consider March 1 the first day of spring! I am pretty much tricking my self into thinking it is warmer than it really is outside. To me it signifies the end of winter.

Pitchers and catchers report = a sure signal the Spring is close by!20120330_baseball_33

My birthday is in Feburary. It actually gives me something to look forward to this month.

2011 snow

January on the other hand has absolutely NO redeeming qualities. I mean nothing, nada, zip, zilch. January is just one big bucket of suck and I am glad that it is only 31 days out of the year. Even that is too much for my liking.

February  is the month I start coming out of my mental hibernation in eager anticipation of the Spring.

Taking out the Trash: The Purge

I am in the process of a cleansing process right now. A new chapter in my life is beginning and it is time to move Broom_iconon in many ways. I have just began a major purge in my life. It is going to be a long process but in the end it will be well worth it.

1) Physical clutter – If I have not used it in the last two months or I don’t have an immediate need for something, it is gone! No longer will the question be asked: What if I need this one day?

2) Online clutter – Back when I considered myself a “digital marketing consultant/social media professional” I needed to be familiar with the different social media mediums. Now that I have a busy logistics position, those two – three dozen social accounts are no longer needed. You name it and I had an account with it. I am thinking of just narrowing it down to : LinkedIn, Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp and Instagram. I am still torn on if I need Twitter/Google + or not.

3) Emotional Sludge – I am mainly talking about anger. For the most part of the last four years, I was a very angry person. I was in some bad situations that I finally got out of just recently. Much of it was me just accepting being angry as the norm for me. I forgot what it was  like to be at peace with myself and my inner crap was manifested externally. I really didn’t hold my complaints in I blatantly expressed them all over the internet. I got quite the reputation. I am working hard to change that.

By the way I am not even going to try any kind of juice cleanse or detox to complete my current processes. I like meat and food way too much to even try it! Don’t even suggest it!

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