Posts Tagged ‘humor’


Starting a New Life.


There’s nothing harder than picking up the life you’ve grown accustomed to and moving on. There’s also nothing more exciting. I was forced to do this almost twenty years ago as a college student after losing everything I owned in an apartment fire. And I’ve done it again as a husband and father with three


No Longer Good with the Wood.

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My friends at Life of Dad and Lowe’s reached out to me this Father’s Day to come up with any idea for a project and execute it to inspire the masses. Immediately I thought about making a few bird feeders – one for us and one for each grandfather. Charlie and I took this one


TERRA’S KITCHEN: Sweet Potato Tacos PLUS Crispy Citrus Chicken and Garlic Broccoli Skillet.


Every now and again, I like to give a try to something that might give us a hand when we’re down (like when I had the flu this past week and couldn’t cook) OR if we’re just having a really busy week with travel or long days or commutes to the office. It just so


A Weekend in the Sonoran Desert with Corning Gorilla Glass.

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Up until earlier this month, I’m pretty sure that I’d only ever been through Arizona once, which was during our cross-country drive (with a 2-year old, 8-week old and dog), so it was tough to actually stop for a minute and take in it’s full beauty. So in February, when Corning Incorporated reached out to


Italian Wedding Soupla Hoopla.


March Madness rages on and with it, comes an appetite for the win. I’m one of those GO BIG OR GO HOME kinda guys and if you pick up the right items and get behind the wheel of this soup, you’re bound for victory. I found this recipe a few years ago in an Ina


This Could Save Your Child’s Life.

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With three kids under the age of six, we’ve obviously gone through different stages of development at varying times. I’ll be the first to admit that there’s nothing sweeter than being able to take those baby gates down, instead of trying to be a hero, high-stepping and dragging your undercarriage across the plastic, mesh or


Getting Old: Sexy AND Comfortable.


On the heels of turning 40 this past Friday, I got all the classic ‘old dude’ gifts, complete with an ‘Over the Hill’ coffee mug and a 6-pack of handkerchiefs (for me to cry into) from wife’s grandparents. But then I also had a few people tell me that ’40 is the new 30′ and


The Sport I Loved to Hate.


When we were kids, my dad would make us help him with the yard work in the summer. Instead of using the grass catcher, he would fire it into the atmosphere and start handing out rakes. Perhaps it was to get us out of the house and give mom a break, so she could dance


Don’t Be Lazy, Make Your Own Pickles.

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It’s February 29th, which only happens every four years and I’m still rollin’ deep in pickles that I made (myself) back in late August. Maybe it’s not the height of summer pickling, but you might wanna tuck this away – bookmark it – for the coming weeks, because there’s nothing sweeter, crispier and snappier than


Helping Hands.


With Blizzard Jonas finally behind us, I can actually see pieces of grass in the front yard again. What’s Blizzard Jonas, you ask? Well, for the very few of you that weren’t actually affected, it was a recent snowstorm of gargantuan proportion. When it was all said and done, it had dumped almost three feet