Mea Maxima Culpa: Goodbye, Il Papa

Waking up Monday morning, having enjoyed a beautiful breakfast with my lovely wife, Erica, I retired to the office to get caught up on my second morning ritual: social media stalking. As I browsed my newsfeed on Facebook, reading status updates from both liberal and conservative friends alike, I came across a shocking piece of news from my friend, Amanda:

“They say Pope is resigning…is that even allowed?”

Needless to say those words woke me up faster than any caffeinated beverage ever would!… [Read more]

I’m Not a Scientist, Man!

The 2012 presidential election is barely over and Republicans, still in the process of licking their wounds, are casting about for a viable candidate to run in 2016. And, according to rumor, at the top of the list is the Freshman U.S. Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio.

…and Marco Rubio is a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space!… [Read more]

Chicago’s South Side Self Identity

Something unique about growing up on Chicago’s south side was all the amazing people I met.  From teachers to friends and family, I learned valuable lessons of trust, camaraderie and fairness.

The lessons that I learned then resonate now.  What’s strange to me today when I look back is how if I met half these role models today on the street or in social circumstances that we’d have very little in common.  … [Read more]