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Ten Years Ago Today

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On this day back in 2005, I was standing by a small pond at Emricson Park in Woodstock, Illinois, wearing a white button-down shirt, a purple tie, slacks, and sunglasses. My stepson, Jake, was standing next to me and wearing … Continue reading

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Not a Man of Many (Food) Quirks

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It’s no secret that I love food. I’m often thinking about it throughout the day and start planning my weekend meals mid-week. There are not many foods I don’t like and I’m be willing to try just about anything … … Continue reading

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Dead Bodies: What to do?

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If I ever find a dead body, I’ve decided that I’m not going to tell anyone about it. From what I can tell, nothing good ever comes of it. If anyone EVER asks me that, I’m going simply act like … Continue reading

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The Day After St. Patrick’s Day

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For a lot of people the day following St. Patrick’s Day is about trying to function at work while feeling the effects of drinking large amounts of green beer, but for me it’s different. I’ve never been very big into … Continue reading

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You Say It’s Your Birthday… and I Don’t Care

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It’s a fact that as I’ve grown older, I’ve become a little more cynical and somewhat of a grouch when it comes to certain things, especially in the office. It didn’t bother me at all when some of my coworkers … Continue reading

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What Are We Gonna Do When We Get There?

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It’s rare when something that’s getting a lot of hype lives up to the billing. Remember New Coke and Crystal Pepsi? What about the McDLT: Keeps the hot side hot and the cool side cool? Anyone remember the XFL or … Continue reading

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Homemade Doesn’t Always Mean Better

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Usually when something is “homemade” it makes me think it’s a better — usually more tasty — version than the “original.” Adding “homemade” to biscuits, chicken pot pie, lasagna, cobbler, or banana puddin’ makes them sound more desirable to me. My … Continue reading

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Not All Ornaments are the Same

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The struggles with our “main” Christmas tree this year have been documented, but it’s the story of our little tree that needs to be told. Our main tree may have net lights and random ornaments all over it, and the … Continue reading

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Our White Trash Christmas Tree

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Tammy and I decided to do something this Christmas that we hadn’t done in at least three or four years, put up a tree. Even more shocking was that it was MY idea. Last year we were in an apartment … Continue reading

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Movember 2014: An Overwhelming Success

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The past 30 days have been a blur, but all I know is that this year’s MovemberMania campaign — which is now over — has been a success. We accomplished more this Movember than I ever imagined and nearly doubled … Continue reading

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