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Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

Bourbon – A Brief History and the 3 Classic Bourbon Drinks You should Know

When I think of spirits, I definitely think of brown spirits and by brown spirits I mean whiskey and by whiskey, I mean bourbon. I love Irish whiskey and also enjoy Scotch and plan to write on that down the road but for today it […]

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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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30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

My wife and I have this strangely fun thing we do around the house. She is REALLY GOOD at getting rid of things and is always thinking of ways to streamline and simplify our way of life. But she also likes to shop. So what […]

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Homemade Jerky – 4 Ways

Homemade Jerky – 4 Ways

It was 5 years ago that I last posted on jerky. So much has changed in my life since then, most importantly, gained a wife and 2 new daughters. Way back when I was learning and experimenting, I (we) learned a lot. I mean a […]

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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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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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Home Cured Bacon

Home Cured Bacon

I just made another round of pork belly on my Traeger so thought this was worthy of a re-post. “I had rather be shut up in a very modest cottage with my books, my family and a few old friends, dining on simple bacon, and […]

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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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