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Book Review – The Mushroom Hunters

Book Review – The Mushroom Hunters

Nate and I swung over to Filson in Seattle last night to see one of my local favorite authors do a little talk on foraging and camping. The store was awesome but the speech was even better.  Real stories of real foraging of real food […]

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10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

10 Things You Should Teach Your Son

You all probably know this by now that I have 4 sons. Yep, no daughters….until now (more on this in another post)!  That means that we all still laugh when someone farts, make noises, forget basic things, struggle with our manners, and frankly do dumb […]

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Cyprus Travelogue – Commandaria, The Wine of Kings and the King of Wines

Cyprus Travelogue – Commandaria, The Wine of Kings and the King of Wines

Update – The Commandaria from my trip in 2012 is not only bottled, but I am fortunate enough to have received one from Norman, personally delivered to my home this week!  We sampled it and it was fantastic! Let it sit 10-20 minutes, and it […]

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French Kids Eat Everything – A Book Review

French Kids Eat Everything – A Book Review

Where do I begin on this one? I mean, I have made a career out of making fun of the French. Their military, their socialist tendencies, their humanist points of view, the fact that they are anti-American, their elitist mentality in everything, and their culture. […]

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Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

Grain Free for One Month – The Results are In!

So in January of this year I took a month off of grain (mostly).  The goal was threefold: 1) see if I felt any difference physically, 2) see if I would lose weight, and 3) get people (including the internet) off my back regarding how […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Friday Wrap Up

What a week! Is it just me or is time going by faster and faster? I was warned that as my kids get older, time would only move along quicker. They are right. Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was depressed over the Seahawks game?? […]

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Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up

Since this week signaled the offical end of of summer, I wanted to share a quick wrap up of this glorious summer that we had in the Pacific NW. We were able to go camping, twice! One up to Anacortes, and the other to Salmon la […]

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It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

It has been a year, and I still miss my Mom

  Today is the one-year anniversary of my mother’s passing. I suppose there is a better choice of words to describe this, but I honestly didn’t know what else to say. I miss her, very much. I tear up quite a bit when I think […]

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Friday Wrap Up

Friday Wrap Up

Don’t you love the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. Now that school is back in full swing, I may be starting to get my wits back. Between back-to-school/football/activity orientations and meetings, arranging carpool (why don’t parents do that anymore?), and trying […]

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Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

Who is in Control of Your Happiness?

A little motivation for the week. I found this (somewhere) a few years ago and stumbled upon it again and thought it was appropriate. Who is Control of your Happiness? Who is in control of what makes you feel good? Today, let’s talk about how […]

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