Relationship problems, health problems, financial troubles, you name it. From time to time we all have problems. The question is, “How low do you have to go before a private matter becomes fair game for open conversation and why does it need to get so bad before we decide to open up?”
The black man in this picture is my grandfather. It was taken on Christmas Day as he was working as a servant for a wealthy family. He passed away in the mid 70's so my time with him was very short and I was very young. I'm humbled and proud of where my family has come from. It's been quite a journey.
I'm very social and don't have a problem meeting new people. What's interesting here is that for whatever reason, in Chicago, I seem to have a pattern as it relates to the people that I not only meet but also form meaningful connections with. They are all named John...
Husbands and wives arguing about money is sadly an all too common occurrence. I'm fortunate that my wife and I don’t argue about money, and it’s not because we have unlimited funds. This post is an overview of how we do it.