Category: Inspiration

Cigars Part 2 – What is the proper technique for the initial light?

Cigars Part 2 – What is the proper technique for the initial light?

This is the continuation of a two-part series on cigars with my good friend, Philip Meech. I really want to give a shout out to him and his coffee roasting company, Caffe Lusso. We have been ordering coffee from him consistently. My personal favorite is […]

Eating Dinner as a Family

Eating Dinner as a Family

I was fired up awhile back. I started this post in 2014 and haven’t come back to it because frankly I forgot about it.  So the other day when I was going through my blog “drafts” I noticed it, reread it and got re-amped up […]

St. Patrick’s Catholic School Memories

St. Patrick’s Catholic School Memories

I have shared several posts over the years about my Irish heritage, mostly as it relates to food. I did a post on the history of corned beef, how to pour a proper Black and Tan, how to make you very own Irish cream, Irish […]

A Quote for 2020 – Teddy Roosevelt

A Quote for 2020 – Teddy Roosevelt

Most of you don’t know but I joined Rotary. Yeah, I know, sounds so big and adulty. We have a great group called the “happiest hour” because we meet for drinks on the second Wednesday of the month usually at Duke’s in Bellevue (optional to […]

We Bought a Farm

We Bought a Farm

Dreams do come true. I mean I believe(d) it but if I am being honest, doubted a few times over the years on dreams in general and this one in particular, buying a “farm” or a “home in the country,” or homestead, or ranch, whichever […]

Who Was St. Patrick?

Who Was St. Patrick?

Please note that is is a guest post from my good friend, David DeVries, a Mission and Church planting coach and was originally posted on his website, Missional Challenge on March 17, 2008 and is used with permission and will be included in several St. […]

Why Football Matters…to me

Why Football Matters…to me

My favorite sport has come under some attack the last few years. The number of parents (primarily moms) who have decided not to allow little Johnny Sixpack play tackle football has grown.  Across my state and the country, fewer young people are playing the sport. […]

30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

30 Things Guys over 30 Should Own

I am 44 and beautiful. In fact, I get better with age. I was on the phone the other day with my Uncle John and he reminded me how good I look so there’s that. I guess that isn’t the point of this post. So […]

Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

Books I have Read More than Once – AOM Inspiration

AOM recently had a post that really caught my attention, like a lot of their’s do. This particular one was a list of books the founder, Brett, read more than once all the way through. Some for inspiration, some for additional clarification, and some he […]

Reflections on the Apple Cup

Reflections on the Apple Cup

It’s that time of year. Most of the leaves have fallen. Air is chilly. Frost on the ground. Not quite cold enough to break out all winter coats, but definitely, need to wear something when you get up and go to work, or better yet, […]