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Diner Stack Pancakes

November 29, 2012
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  Ellen’s sister Emily came over the other morning and decided to make breakfast with us. If you have read through this blog, you know that I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Not for anything mind you, but for coffee cakes, pastries and other bakery items…especially donuts. Although pancakes fall under this realm, I have never really […]

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Hoop Dreams

November 28, 2012
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I was always a little guy growing up. A frail, lanky kid whose knees were always the first thing to enter a room; I didn’t break 100lbs until I was a junior in high school. Besides a little tee-ball, I generally shied away from sports. I remember lunch break in middle school when all the […]

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Tower Heist

November 21, 2012
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  A strange noise issues forth from the front of the house. Benson peeks up from his red ukelelee…which looks like a mini guitar…right in the middle of a stirring rendition of  “Moonshadow” to see what the commotion is about. I say to Ellen, “I think that was the doorbell?”, I get up to check and of […]

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Remember Me

November 16, 2012
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  Got a call last night on my way home from work. It was Benson…Ellen dialed of course.  I say “Hello?” and he responds…”When are you coming home Daddy? I instantly turned to tears and pressed the accelerator a little harder. I’m not sure why this affected me so much, all I can say is […]

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November 12, 2012
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What was happening? Just 2 days ago it was 80 degrees and now, I find myself in the 40’s with a blustery wind making it feel like it’s in the teens. Every Sunday, the family has been going to the local park to give Benson some freedom. Today, we thought we would change it up […]

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Whatever’s Comfortable

November 9, 2012
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I absolutely love the new ad campaign by Southern Comfort. I feel a little bizarre saying this, but it makes me want to go to the beach and pound down a Southern Comfort over ice! Does that make me weird? How the hell did they manage to evoke that feeling with THIS ad???? Either way, WHO […]

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

November 7, 2012
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Dave’s original request for his birthday dinner was oven-roasted grass-fed beef filet with mashed potatoes and peas; his standard go-to meal.  But that changed a couple weeks before his actual birthday when I made a new recipe for oven-baked sweet and sour chicken and he could not get enough of it.  Initially, when I  mentioned […]

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Christmas Vacation

November 5, 2012
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I had my big Clark Griswold moment…a la Christmas Vacation…last night. Flash back to 4 weeks ago. While checking my Fantasy Football scores, I decide to visit a website with NFL player updates. Unknowingly, I go to the wrong site and a second later, my anti-virus pops up saying I have been infected and then the […]

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