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10 MORE Things You Should Teach your Son

10 MORE Things You Should Teach your Son

You probably saw the post. Most likely you loved it. I supposed outside of cooking, it is one area I know a little something about…sons. I decided on this Father’s Day that I should share 10 more things a dad should teach his son. Basic […]

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Cigars – an Interview with Philip Meech

Cigars – an Interview with Philip Meech

I owe quite a bit to my good pal, Philip Meech. He has introduced me to some of the finer things in life, things that I only wondered about from afar, or didn’t have the budget to play around with and experiment. Fine wine, various […]

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Thoughts on Scotland

Thoughts on Scotland

My sister, God love her, has now taken each of the three older boys on a trip across the world. This time, Jack was up and like the others, I get to go too. Molly packed in a ton. We spent a couple of days […]

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Manly Smells and Memories

Manly Smells and Memories

I was thinking about a post I read on what makes a smell “manly.” My son Austin is taking a Psych class and they studied smell, odor, and attraction. This of course made Dominica happy because she had read similar facts that we are attracted […]

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Man’s Quest to be Closer to God

Man’s Quest to be Closer to God

I was asked to lead a devotional for our board meeting (IAP) this past summer. I got this request while we were all camping up at Priest Lake in North Idaho. I haven’t led anything like it in a long time. I was a little […]

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The Boy Who Can’t

The Boy Who Can’t

Found this the other day and as a father of 4 sons, it really rang true. Dads – our job is to raise boys who will become confident men for themselves, their families, and their community. “The Boy Who Can’t” From Boy’s Life, c. 1920 […]

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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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Why Cook – Part 2

Why Cook – Part 2

Lately, I have become a huge fan of Michael Pollan and Michael Ruhlman.  Michael Pollan is a writer of such books as The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals and this spring released his latest: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation (which is […]

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There will be Peace in the Valley

There will be Peace in the Valley

My mother used to, and frankly still is a big fan of Elvis Presley. She loved his hip gyrating Hound Dog and his other rock tunes, but you know what she really likes? Elvis singing gospel.  The ONE song I have in my iTunes library […]

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Why then do we Cook?

I just had a great conversation with a friend who said something in passing that had me thinking… She said that although she had made homemade cheese, bread, pasta, and made all sorts of different foods over the years, she added that she was “over […]

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