Back in the Saddle

It's been an awfully long time since I last posted on this site.  A lot has changed over that time which has given me plenty of new material. A sample of the changes that have occurred: my wife has changed jobs, we've moved across the country and all of the kids are in school full-time.... Continue Reading →


Six Songs of Me

A friend from college recently posted on Facebook about a project recently launched by The Guardian called "Six Songs of Me."  The objective is for people to name the significant songs that are part of the soundtrack for their lives in six different categories.  My friend's choices are here.  Keep reading for my own selections and thoughts... Continue Reading →

Governing Through Soundbites

This time of year is very frustrating for me.  I'm discouraged by all of the political campaigns that only seem interested in informing people of what's wrong with the country and who's to blame for it.  It really doesn't matter which political party is in control, both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of using the... Continue Reading →

A 3-Step Plan for AMC Theatres

I'm a member of AMC Insiders which means I occasionally complete surveys about ideas they're bouncing around in the corporate offices of AMC Theatres.  One of the recent surveys I completed included questions to gauge my interest in several potential services they could offer while you watched movies.  Some of the ideas they asked about... Continue Reading →

The Sound of Silence

Like most of the midwest, we were hit by a severe winter storm this week.  According to the National Weather Service, our total snowfall was 13.5" with winds reaching 44 mph.  My relatives in Michigan call us wimps.  That amount of snow is nothing.  I have to agree with them.  The people around here are... Continue Reading →

This Family of Five Cut Cable

A little over a month ago, we made a rather bold decision.  We decided to cut our DISH Network subscription.  We didn't replace it with Comcast, DirecTV or any other cable/satellite service.  Instead, we replaced our cable boxes with Roku units.  These rather tiny boxes tie into our wireless internet network and allow us to... Continue Reading →

Traditional Thanksgiving Lasagna

Some people may think my family is a bit, "off."  We don't always do things that are expected or that "everyone else is doing."  I'm sure there are many examples that I could come up with, but at this time of year the most obvious example is our traditional Thanksgiving lasagna.  It just so happens... Continue Reading →

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