Remembering

I met my friend Jake in October of 2000 when I moved to Chicago. He was an up-beat show-tune loving copy writer at an agency. And I was moving there to work at an agency. That December I received his Christmas letter. In his letter, he had a good portion dedicated to his friend, Miriam […]

On Loss, Life & Learning – 8 Things Jason Schippers Taught Me

It’s ¬†been just shy of 2 weeks now since Jason died (yes, I say died – as a good friend put it, he didn’t “pass away.” That’s too passive. He went kicking and screaming). And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking; Sharing some here, sharing some with people in person and some only with […]

The Measure of a Man

There’s a lot of debate in the world about how you measure a man – number of friends? Wealth? Influence? Power? No one seems to really land on the right measure. For me, knowing one man for the last 4 years has definitively answered that question. My friend Jason Schippers died on Sunday. He was […]