Around the world in.. more than 80 days
Aug02

Around the world in.. more than 80 days

Travel is one of my favorite hobbies. I certainly don’t do it as often as I used to and definitely not as often as I’d like. I’ve been very fortunate to see so many wonderful places, experience local cultures, try new foods, view stunning art and architecture and create numerous memories with family and friends. My desire was to one day visit 50 countries. Not sure I’ll get to that globetrotting number but...

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My “Red Ryder” … not the BB gun.
Jul09

My “Red Ryder” … not the BB gun.

For most of my life I’ve had a bike. As a kid my dad graced me with a super cool dirt bike, a red Mongoose! It was the envy of the neighborhood until my brothers got their Diamond Backs of course. Biking was just a daily thing. It was imperative to ride your bike in a pack of 10 kids up and down the street annoying every car that drove past. We would take our bikes down to various local trails and race through the rocky terrain....

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Crossing the 200
Jun27

Crossing the 200

Earlier this year I posted about the journey I was to embark on with regards to getting healthy. I had all the best intentions, the spare room set up as my home gym and a refrigerator stocked with healthy food. What I apparently did not have was a strong will to overcome the stresses of work and life to shut out the whispers from the neighborhood pizzerias and burrito shops. My healthy program lasted a week or two at most and I fell...

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Chubs and Blubs
Jan06

Chubs and Blubs

It is no secret that I can afford to drop a few pounds. When the seams in my pants begin to stretch beyond what the physical properties of the fabric and thread allow and walking up a flight of stairs results in a heart pounding air gasping endeavor that usually is the signal to stop ordering from Pizza Hut and stop making those late night runs to the grocery store for Ben & Jerry’s. When work and life bring stress, some...

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My Dad
Apr03

My Dad

It has been a while since I’ve last posted but I was recently inspired to write today’s entry. My dad rarely gets the recognition that he deserves and so I’d like to take a few minutes to offer him this small tribute. My dad is one of the most amazing human beings I’ve ever known. As they say necessity is the mother of invention and my dad is the personification of those sage words. He is a bit of a...

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Les Chandelles
Nov16

Les Chandelles

Growing up in our house my mother always had candles on the table. Some homes, candles are used only on special occasions or to make a room smell better. Some people hardly ever use candles at all. But we always had candles. We had holiday candles in every appropriate color, candles to make our home smell nice, candles for power outages, candles for birthday cakes, candles for every day dinner table use, candles for decoration, and...

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