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Full Disclosure: 6 Months Later

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Six months ago I wrote about my latest doctor visit and how I was going to get my cholesterol numbers down for my follow-up checkup in April. Well, that time has come. Unfortunately I don’t have any news to report. … Continue reading

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The Young and the Restless

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Saturday night Tammy and I watched a former coworker get married. It was a beautiful ceremony and we had a great time at the reception, but as the night wound down Tammy and I both came to the same conclusion: … Continue reading

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Playing the Percentages

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When it comes to watching television, it’s no secret that Tammy and I do a lot of it. If  Tammy sees a commercial for a new show there’s a 90% chance she’s going to record it; the chances of her … Continue reading

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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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