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The Transition -or- Keeping It Is The Hard Part

The Transition -or- Keeping It Is The Hard Part

In April 2016 I came to the conclusion that enough was enough. I was a 225 pound, chunkified, aching allover bag of fat and bone and I was fed up. I was tired of being tired all the time. I was tired of being grumpy. I didn’t like where I was going. I stumbled across an old photo of myself coming out of the ocean […]

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When in Rome -or- Wutza Matta Fah You??

When in Rome -or- Wutza Matta Fah You??

Mark Twain once said that travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. I’m learning this the more and more with each trip I take. Travel to me is not only a chance to see and learn about other lands. It’s a chance to catch a glimpse inside the lives of people of other cultures and creeds. To walk in another’s shoes. It’s also an […]

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Dear Social Media, I’m Breaking Up With You -or- Committing Cybersuicide and Loving It! 

Dear Social Media, I’m Breaking Up With You -or- Committing Cybersuicide and Loving It! 

I discovered the Internet way back in the 20th century. It was 1996 actually. I was a production assistant on a TV series and almost always stayed late at night to jump on the computer in our script coordinator’s office. I was amazed at the endless piles of information that was available at my finger tips. Of course it was dial-up back then so I […]

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MacRae’s In Cuba 2017 -or- Sorry ‘Bout Your Eye, Jessica!

MacRae’s In Cuba 2017 -or- Sorry ‘Bout Your Eye, Jessica!

As I write this my 8 year old daughter is sleeping soundly in bed beside me. She awoke crying in her own bed telling me she can’t stop thinking about Cuba and misses it.  Flashback to last Friday (April 7th). My wife and I pulled the girls out of school under the guise we were taking them to McDonald’s for lunch. That much was true […]

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The Fight To Be Creative -or- Why Is Nothing Easy?

The Fight To Be Creative -or- Why Is Nothing Easy?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about a project I’m currently working on. It’s a children’s books I’m struggling to put together with a friend of mine… and I stress the word “struggling”. It seems that every time I go to work on the book life gets in the way – life or a lack of enthusiasm. I liken it to writer’s block but I’m […]

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Lucky Number 13 -or-  Hang Up The Shining Armour Boys!

Lucky Number 13 -or-  Hang Up The Shining Armour Boys!

Today marks my 13th wedding anniversary. On January 29th, 2004 on a sunny beach in St. Lucia my wife and I said “I do” (although I couldn’t hear her very well but I’m pretty sure she said it too). It’s funny but I remember it like it was yesterday. Her dad, step mom, brother and his girlfriend (at the time) were there to witness the […]

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A Day In The Woods

A Day In The Woods

Took our girls hiking today. Some pretty cool memories were made. I love hanging out with these two.   

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Insert Witty Blog Title Here -Or- Suck it Up. 2017 Is Here!

Insert Witty Blog Title Here -Or- Suck it Up. 2017 Is Here!

No really… that’s all I wanted to say. 

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F@#% You 2016 -or- So Long, 2106, I’m Outta Here *mic drop*

F@#% You 2016 -or- So Long, 2106, I’m Outta Here *mic drop*

I’m sitting on the couch, post-Christmas mayhem, amidst a mountain of overpriced children’s toys, . pivoting and repositioning thanks to a piece of Lego that’s worked its way under my a$$. I’m staring at my keyboard committed to coming up with nice things to say about this past year… but… it ain’t easy. 2016 has been tough. Not so much for my family, but the […]

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Merry Frick’n Christmas -or- Wake Me When It’s Over

Merry Frick’n Christmas -or- Wake Me When It’s Over

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring… cuz we hired an exterminator in August and that pretty much took care of the problem. Just put the kids down for the night and I’m telling ya, it was like a WWE event crossed with the running of the bulls. I might as well have given them an espresso […]

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