Tag: chicago

03 May

I blame my mom…

Family, Music No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

The Google driving directions said it was almost five hours north from Denver, CO to Chadron, NE. What’s north of Denver you ask? Turns out, really not much until you actually get to Chadron. The space in-between could be considered the southern tip of big sky country with loads of land and basically no one. […]

19 Nov

Something You Might Not Know About Me…

Family, Self Insight 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Every November, my family would collect all the left over tomatoes from our farm that we couldn’t stuff into our bellies the prior three months. The collection was step one in the yearly ritual of canning everything for winter so we would have fresh produce during the long Michigan winter. Step two in the canning […]

02 Oct

Rule Bending and Innovation

A-Ha Moments, Self Insight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

One of the most highlighted, and talked about, stories in the Steve Jobs biography is about his audacious rule breaking ways such as not putting a license plate on his car, or parking in handicap spaces. Many reporters concluded that Jobs didn’t think the rules applied to him. Like many, when I first heard about […]

12 Jun

Aliens Need to Attack The Earth

General No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Growing up, I didn’t get along with everyone in my school. But when we played a rival school, I’d happily sit next to any classmate in the stands and proudly where my school colors. I certainly didn’t get along with everyone in Chicago, but when the Chicago Bears (IL) played the Green Bay Packers (WI), […]

12 Sep

Why I’ll Never Fully Understand 9/11 As Much As You

Relationships are built on the number of emotionally charged shared experiences between individuals. 9/11 was a huge emotionally charged shared experience for America. The experience started on 9/11/01 and lasted for weeks and months afterwards. It seemed like all of America opted to put down their differences and pause to love their neighbor. It was […]

29 May

Hindsight – 05/29/11 – In Sickness and In Health

ACbert got sick at a wedding last week in Chicago. The sickness is still lingering and, a week later, she’s still not well enough to go outside for very long. Normally it’s not a big deal as weekends come and go. But this weekend is Memorial Day and the weather has been simply beautiful and […]

10 May

Hindsight – 05/10/11 – Recapping #EOGLC

Entrepreneurship, EO, Hindsight No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

The last two days I was in Chicago at the Entrepreneur’s Organization Global Leadership Conference (EOGLC). It’s a kickoff training and celebration for all the EO board members from around the world. The NY chapter brought 7 people. I’m a sub-member of the NY board and so at first wasn’t invited, but then a few […]

03 Mar

Hindsight – 03/03/11 – Experiencing Dinner

I haven’t seen my parents, who live in Chicago, in over six months. The national ACUI conference was held in Chicago this week so I extended my trip through the weekend to spend some time with them. It makes me happy to spend time with them as I know they are getting older and time […]

08 Feb

One Reason I Don’t Miss Chicago [IMAGE]

Images, Random No Comments by Tom Krieglstein

NYC winters are cold, but not the bitter cold that was always expected in Chicago. I actually walk to work every day here in NY, somedays in Chicago that just wasn’t possible.

19 Sep

Hindsight – 09/19/10 – Sunday Softballin

  I accompanied Annie to her ingrual NYC softball game today. Partly to support her, and partly to meet the team. I also got to play, and we won by a lot.  In Chicago we built up an entire friend base through playing sports, and figured the same should work in NY, so we joined […]