National Tradesmen Day

Did you know that September 16 is recognized as National Tradesmen Day? It’s only fitting this day would coincide with an exciting day in my…


Father's Day

Today really snuck up on me. Father’s Day is such a wonderful holiday and a day to honor and cherish all the father figures in our lives, but today…


Family Traditions

Every Christmas for the past 19 years or so, my family has participated in the Greek tradition of baking Kouloura; a sweet, ceremonial bread. My dad,…


Finding Balance

For the better part, I’ve lived my life according to the 168 hours a week rule. If you’re unfamiliar, this rule implies that instead of seeking to…


Happy Father's Day

Growing up, I remember thinking my dad was larger than life. As a kid, it was hard for me to fully comprehend the courage it took for him and my mom…


Three Worlds Collide – Purpose, Family, & Football

Much like last year and every year before it, I set aside time around the holidays to reflect and take stock of the previous 12 months. Something…


The Power of Personal Connections

2019 ended much like every year before it. My dad scheduled his final appointments in Chicago with his physicians; he loaded his suitcase, and he…


Life is Short: Be Grateful

In the blink of an eye, your entire life can change. We’ve all heard this, and yet most people assume that shift in life will never happen to them. I…


Time Flies

Being a parent is arguably one of the toughest, most rewarding jobs an individual will ever have. Kids demand a lot of time and attention from the…