Category Archives: Family

Happy Birthday Chris!

green grass of a park district park with soccer field

Today would have been my brother’s 46th birthday if we hadn’t lost him earlier this year. Sad for sure so I wanted to share one of my earliest memories and hopefully bring a smile. This may not be much of … Read the rest of this entry

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Farewell my Brother

Yesterday was a tough day… We lost my brother Chris. At only 45, he was far too young and had much yet to contribute. Rather than be angry about what won’t happen in the future, I’ll be thinking of the … Read the rest of this entry

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Service with a bit of Baggage

A big boot in front of a store

After so many years of working for Apple and particularly after the last two years when I was working with the Apple Retail stores, I’ve become a service snob. I’m quick to judge, easy to annoy, and hard to impress. … Read the rest of this entry

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trees well let for the holidays

Describing Morton Arboretum’s Illumination as a light display is like calling the Mall on Washington a backyard lawn. It just doesn’t compare and doesn’t do it justice. Illumination is a pleasant, nighttime walk through a mile of artistic themes cast with … Read the rest of this entry

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No slapping – or – How I passed the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test for Apnea

a pilots logbook and mask to treat apnea

(updated) Recently the FAA proposed a new rule making that would require pilots with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 and a neck size larger than 17 to be screened for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) before being considered for … Read the rest of this entry

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