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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Žlutá Tužka Maruška
Nov08

Žlutá Tužka Maruška

There were many awesome things that came from living in Prague. But definitely on the top of the list are the amazing people I met along the way and one in particular my precious Žlutá Tužka Maruška. I met Maruška only a few days after arriving in Prague. A colleague of mine, also an American expat, was having a party at his flat. It was the ideal opportunity to make friends and get to know people as a newcomer. Upon arriving I walked...

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All Hallows Eve
Oct31

All Hallows Eve

When I was a kid growing up Halloween was a BIG DEAL! My father, a child at heart, would go all out each year on Halloween. Forget those cheap costumes from the department stores (you know the kind that came in a box with a plastic see through window. The ones where you had a cheap plastic mask with a thin elastic band that when placed on your face smelled of chemicals. I can still smell that smell!) my father ensured that we got well...

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Kick N Go for the 21st century!
Sep26

Kick N Go for the 21st century!

As a child my sister had a Kick N Go scooter. I don’t know whatever happened to it because it was a really cool scooter that required very little effort to keep your momentum. In any case, having moved into a new office space downtown near the seaport I found myself no longer having to take the dreaded subway to work any longer. The train station was close enough that I could walk in about 13 minutes from the station to my...

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