Tag: Family

Podcast Episode 4 – Why Football Matters with Mike Shigley

Podcast Episode 4 – Why Football Matters with Mike Shigley

 Show Highlights On today’s podcast, I am honored to talk my favorite sport, football, with Mike Shigley, former youth football coach and led the rise of the junior football program for Eastside Catholic, the first faith-based youth football program on Seattle’s eastside. We discuss […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bourbon Sour

Bourbon Sour

When my mother-in-law came by for a few weeks, I knew she enjoyed a good cocktail in the evening so I decided to share some of my favorites, a new one, each night during her stay. I think she said her fave is the gin […]

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 […]

Thai Peanut Bowls

Thai Peanut Bowls

We have been doing a lot of bowls lately. Seems to always work and we have been able to accomplish three things: 1) make a lot of people happy 2) pretend we are eating ethnically and 3) dumping crap out of our fridge so nothing […]

Holiday Eggnog

Holiday Eggnog

As a kid we always looked forward to when mom would bring home some eggnog from our local grocery store, which happened to be the Safeway on Market just south of Wellesley in the Hillyard neighborhood of North Spokane. A lot of memories at that […]

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

Alton Brown’s Hot Cocoa and a few Memories

As a kid, hot chocolate was a big part of our lives, at least that is how I remember it. Sounds dramatic but I have distinct memories, of my childhood, where specific hot chocolate was an integral part. When I went up to the mountains […]