A Personal Trip to Kansas City

When I say Kansas City, most people think Kansas. But the real deal is in Missouri. The turn-of-the-century classic across the river from it's younger sibling that spawned generations of blues, and world-famous barbecue. The other place is called KCK and you'd know that if you were from Missouri. Kansas…

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Happy Holidays My Friends!

It's hard to believe as I look at the fog, that one year ago we were buried in snow. 14 inches of snow that broke a 40 year record and paralyzed our city. What a difference a year makes! As I reflect on the past year, I realize that much…

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They say it’s your birthday! 5 Year Anniversary

May is blogiversary month. June is the beginning of my 5th year of blogging! To celebrate, I'm serving up a slice of lovely decadence. Chocolate and vanilla cheesecake with pecans and caramel drizzle—a mouth-watering taste of goodness. My very first post, the one that started it all was The Blank Canvas…

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The Heart Matters

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. -Johann Schiller My father was a minister, as was my grandfather and great-grandfather. I grew up in the church. Literally, I learned how to ride my bike in the church parking lot of the Church…

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Viva la Cancun!

"In Mexico, anything is possible!" rental car agent Traveling the world has always been a dream of mine. A dream that I share with a woman who's been my wife for 10 years in May. Unfortunately, because life seems to have a different plan most times, we have never been…

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The Man Behind the Microphone

If you've listened to Portland, Oregon radio over the past 15 years, then chances are you've heard the unmistakable voice of Tim Taylor. Recently hired by a Portland FM station, he needed publicity photos for their website and marketing. I was given a rare glimpse of the man behind the…

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Food Matters Choosing to Live Better

This morning, as I lay in bed losing my fight to continue sleeping, I listened to the morning news. A recent report shows that over 60% of Americans are overweight. That's a staggering number and a wake up call. Even more staggering is how fast this has happened. It's shocking.…

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Seize the Daylight

We all know it's going to happen, yet every year it seems to take us by surprise. Maybe we are in denial. The frenetic pace of Summer spills over as we transition into Fall. We cherish those remaining sunny weekends and then Halloween hits. This marks the beginning of the…

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Random Thoughts Today

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States…

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It’s Good To Be Home!

Traveling to Vermont for Sarah and Patrick's wedding this past weekend was filled with many first time experiences. This is why I love to travel. The people you meet, the cities and food and life experiences all become the story your life. I'm all about stories and this trip gave…

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