November 1, 2017 My Dear Aria, You just turned 12 weeks old and my FMLA maternity leave and job protection have officially ended. I am now supposed to be both physically healed and sufficiently bonded with you to leave you with a stranger for 10 to 12 hours a day. And that sounds absolutely horrible. … More A love letter to my 12-week-old daughter
One of the advantages of waiting until later in life to have a baby is that you’ve had longer to find amazing friends who are not only ridiculously generous, but all-round wonderful people. Because Julie and I both work in advertising, our friends asked for a creative brief before concepting our Baby #Betterscott shower. Here’s … More A Baby Shower Worth Bragging About
Bloggers: resist the urge to log on to in-flight wifi. … More How in-flight wifi ruined air travel
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
Read how free wifi and wine can redefine work travel. … More Make work travel work with wifi and wine at the Admirals Club
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!
See how two girls fell in love and now live a chichi life together in Chicago…and wherever their many travels take them. … More I think it’s spelled ChiChi….