I am someone who doesn’t like to sit still, physically or metaphorically. I thrive when I have a lot of balls in the air and don’t know how I’m going to get it all done. I perform well under pressure and multi-task better than than most. As August came to a close, work was insanely … More How Stresstember saved Thanksgiving
Kicking of my Portugal series on the blog is my new favorite European city, Porto. Take a read to see why it should be yours too. … More Meet Porto: Your favorite European city you haven’t been to
Bloggers: resist the urge to log on to in-flight wifi. … More How in-flight wifi ruined air travel
What do with your pooch in the dog days of Chicago summer. … More Double dog dare: How to do summer in Chicago with two pups
Julie and I have been together almost four years, but up until this year we had never celebrated Pride together in Chicago. So we readied our livers, dug through our closets for gobs of glitter and beads, and had my amazing out-of-towner cousin in tow so we couldn’t phone it in. This Pride was going … More Gay big or stay home: 48 Hours of Gay Pride Chicago
I came out when I was 34. Unlike so many of my fellow LGBTQ brothers and sisters, I was not thrown in a locker in high school for liking girls. I was not called a dyke or a faggot when I was 15. I wasn’t spit on, bullied, or worse. But I know what it … More What gay feels like today
Forget what the guide books say, renting motorbikes in Vietnam is a good idea! … More When in Vietnam, rent motorbikes!
Earlier in the ski season I shared how to do #Vail like a local, now read how to do it on a sheshe budget! … More Vail, CO on a SheShe Budget
Get away from the yard glasses and all-inclusive clutter of Mexico in the charming beach town of Zihuatanejo. … More Adios Yard Glasses of Mexico Past, Hola Zihuatanejo!
If your family is anything like mine, a month or so before Christmas you exchange those emails and phone calls begging each other for Christmas gift ideas. It’s not without notice that we each usually reply with some iteration of “I really can’t think of anything I need.” And then we scramble around for the … More Giving gifts to people who everything: Charitable giving