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Friday Fodder

As I mature, I often find myself saying things my dad and my grandfather would say. Today someone asked me a question about how long has something been… And instantly in my head I heard my grandfather saying, “it’s been like that since before Christ was a cowboy.” As a kid I would reply, “I […]

Durable Goods

BN3TH Underwear Made my Dream Come True

You know how people talk about “bucket lists” and all the things they want to do before they go for the big dirt-nap? Well one of my bucket list items has always been to be an underwear model. And thanks to the good folks at BN3TH – my dream has come true. Disclosure – BN3TH […]

Pen Holder
Durable Goods

The Handiest Little Device; A Fridge Pen Holder Pouch

I don’t know about your situation, but in our house virtually every morning there has been at LEAST one, usually two, three or more “morning meetings” going on at any one time. And before each meeting the battle cry would sound, “I NEED A PEN OR PENCIL!!” Everyone would begin to scramble to find a […]

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More on White Privilege

Following up on Tuesday’s blog post about white privilege, here’s another example of white privilege that should leave you scratching your head. In the past I used to worry about getting stuck with a counterfeit $20 bill. My worry about getting stuck with a counterfeit bill? My worry was that if I tried to spend […]

Life Musings

White Privilege

I was at work awhile ago and for some reason we were talking at lunch about white privilege and a colleague said point blank, “There is no such thing as white privilege. I had to work damn hard to get what I have.” At the time I did not stand up to him and call […]

Easy No Knead Bread
In the Kitchen

No-Nonsense Sourdough Bread

I have been baking bread for my family for the last couple of years and I have gone through countless bread making tips, techniques, and recipes. I have settled now settled on my own recipe for No-Nonsense Sourdough Bread. It just simply WORKS. Tip – I usually start the bread making process in the evening […]

Taps and Tacos
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There are Consequences For Our Choices

Every decision you make has consequences. Every decision. Some consequences are “good” and some consequences are “bad”. Let me tell you a little story. Warning – it is an awful story and it involves a horrendous death. If you don’t want to read it, skip past the picture of my cat and start reading again […]

Plywood Plank Flooring
Durable Goods

Plywood Plank Flooring Update

Back in September of 2018 I installed a plywood plank flooring in our kitchen and I shared here about it. Well, it is long past due for me to update how the floor has been aging. Well, I am happy to say that … they are still awesome! They have “aged” a little which has […]

Life Musings


I often hear people saying, “we’ll do…after things get back to normal.” What if what we are doing, or more accurately, what if what we are not doing now is the new normal?