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The day I woke up without…

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This past Saturday morning I woke up without something for the first time since 2010. In fact, it was only the second time in the past six years that I’d been without it for more than an hour. Saturday morning … Continue reading

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How I got a FREE Keurig 2.0

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For years my wife and I have been engaged in a coffee war. Well, it’s not so much a coffee war, because we both agree on what coffee to use. Maybe war is too harsh, it was more of a … Continue reading

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Meet our new addition

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“You know he can’t hear you, right?” There’s no way I could count the number of times Tammy said that, or a similar statement, over the past few days. What started out as a weekend to do things around the … Continue reading

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I showed my twang in Illinois

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This coming February marks three years since my wife and I made the move from Chicagoland to Memphis. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed, and even harder to believe how much being back in the South (I’m … Continue reading

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Fins Up!

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I’ve been working at a performance car parts company for the past two years and while I’ve come a long way since I started, I’ve still got a lot to learn. I now know what a camshaft is, and where … Continue reading

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Mother Goose: Heart Broken

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When we moved into our house nearly a year ago, the previous owners warned us about the goose population that liked to hang out in our pond. At one point it was so bad for the previous owner that he … Continue reading

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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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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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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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