The next step

The questions have come many times over the years. Why did you leave journalism? Why did you major in Spanish? Why did you jump to work in fraternities? Why do you want to do this now? In many different ways, the questions ask one thing: why did you make choices that seem inconsistent, curious, and […]

No coffee today

CHICAGO — I had intended to actually try drinking coffee for once. I’ve never been a coffee guy. Grew up in a family with no coffee drinkers, never got into coffee beyond a Frappucino at Starbucks with friends in high school. I thought it wasn’t my thing. Then I grew up. I drank gallons of […]