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'Sexy' steal of home by Javier Baez energizes Cubs during 6th straight win The wife and the girl are in bed researching the ketogenic diet on the wife's laptop. The girl says, "But I can still have pasta." The wife says, "Uh, no. No pasta. That's a high carb food.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
Excessive heat warning issued for Chicago, suburbs as 'dangerously hot temperatures' expected. Alan texts, The O’Reilly sisters are replacing the metal fence with a wooden one. They’re digging the holes now. I can’t see how tall it will be yet. Kate texts, It better be on their property line!! She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
At 12:26 AM Alan wakes up to the sound of the dog barking with the meaning, "A door is closed and I want to be on the other side of it." He traces the barking to the boy's room. The door is locked, so he has to go downstairs to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
At 8:30, Mike arrives in the office, a conference call sounding from his cellphone. "It's my morning Zebra call. It gives me something to do in the car." Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? Harley Davidson CEO Matthew S Levatich says, "Our decision to move some of our operations is 100% based... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
The Vitamin T Blog: All you ever need to know about creative hiring, plus tips on digital portfolios, resumes, events, and trends. "No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish." Ben Wilson says, "I just texted Tim about you leaving. I let everyone know. Jeannine was like,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
A melodramatic day. Sadness and regret and difficulty in the immediate surroundings, pleasure and anticipation from afar. The summer is still unsettled until the wife is home. She's planning week by week with camps, rethinking long-term summer plans. Permanent state of transition: from school year to summer, cruise in summer... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
The alarm goes off at 5:30. The wife rises slowly from the bed, groans, says, "Oh, Jack Johnson! I was up late last night drinking wine and talking to Kim about all the troubles with Jack Johnson." The boy is still asleep on the couch next to the Playstation. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
Around 4 AM he wakes up to find the lights on downstairs. He tracks the lights down to the basement, where Will has fallen asleep on the couch. He switches off the lights and the PS4 monitor. BREAKING NEWS: President Trump plans an executive order to stop separating families at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
The building in which Alan works is dying. The company is moving employees to The new part of the corporate campus a mile away. They have stopped all but emergency maintenance. This is the hallway he must pass through to the lobby. The doors lead to empty rooms. Rarely does... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
71⁰ degrees Tuesday Wilmette 23⁰ colder than Monday He drives northbound through the gathering haze, NPR on the radio. People from both sides of the political divide as well as voices from overseas are protesting the separation of families at the border. Laura Bush, the head of the UN Human... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
Subject: REMINDER: Independence Day Communications Quiet Period Support Office Leaders, Business Partners, and COMPASS creators, A communications quiet period will be instituted to support our stores over the Independence Day holiday, from Friday, June 29 through EOD Friday, July 6. This quiet period enables our field and store team members... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
It is Friday night. It's the first full day of summer vacation. Alan is home with the girl. Kate is out of town at her nephew's wedding. Will has been out on his bike since before lunchtime. The sun is setting. The boy texts, I’m at jacks He texts, OK.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at Enthusiasm: A Chronicle
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