That’s The Thanks I Get

First and foremost, I apologize for the delay; my silence was the product of a heavy work schedule, not lack of commitment. So, the plan, as it stands now, is to forget about my hiatus and jump right back into the groove. As some of you may know, the Thank You Project’s URL was inspired […]

To My Dear Friends…

Happy New Year, everyone! As you may have guessed, one of my many resolutions for 2013 involves the continuation (and improvement) of the Thank You Project. But first, I have to take a moment to thank you. If your upbringing was anything like mine, you have been conditioned to understand the weight that a handwritten thank […]

To The Helpers

After a month-long hiatus from the Thank You Project, I’m back with a short, but important, post. Much like many of you, I have been battling with my sadness over the heart-wrenching loss that the families of Newtown, Connecticut endured this past Friday, and will continue to endure from this day forward. I don’t necessarily […]

The Music That Makes Us

On a cold, snowy Sunday morning of my Midwestern youth, my eldest sister invited me to join her in a weekend tradition. Eager to be included, I climbed into her bed without asking questions as she fidgeted with her radio dial. After navigating through the static, she landed on 93.1, Chicago’s WXRT. As I settled […]

I Got It From My Mama

To my mother on my birthday, Thank you for everything. (How’s that for getting right to the point, Nick?) As I reflect on my 24 years of life, I realize that I owe all of my successes to you. You have prepared me for failure, and you have celebrated my achievements. You have taught me […]