I know this blog isn’t going to win any popularity contests in my house, but I felt compelled to write it anyway. Twelve years ago our oldest son Ethan started … Continue Reading When your kindergarten baby grows up
Over the weekend I had a chance to participate in something I’d never done before. A craft beer and doughnut pairing event. It was held at Mary Jane Burgers & … Continue Reading Donuts + Beer = FYeah!
This November marks 20 years in the news business for me. I started the broadcasting portion of my career in 1997. It has taken me to three different TV stations … Continue Reading Building a brand: What are you known for?
In January 2016 I posted a blog about how running was making me fat. At the time of that post, I weighed 193.6 pounds. I’m pretty sure that was my … Continue Reading Still trying to outrun my fork
I’m a self-professed geek. I would say nerd, but I’ve always thought of nerds as being smart. Clearly, I’m far from being smart, but I am geeky as hell and … Continue Reading My bucket list of geekiness
I still consider myself a newbie in the world of craft beer. Just over a year ago my buddy Tom Harness and I started seriously discussing doing reviews of craft … Continue Reading Craft beer and bacon and cheese! Oh my!
It’s hard to believe 20 years ago this week J.K. Rowling introduced the world to Harry Potter. My family was late to the game, picking up Harry Potter and the … Continue Reading Happy birthday Harry Potter
June 21 is National Selfie Day. I know there are plenty of people who judge those of us who take selfies as narcissistic and self-centered attention whores. In some cases you’re … Continue Reading But first, let me take a selfie
Disclaimer: I’m not an expert or a guru at anything, just sharing some advice that’s worked for me. Many times we say we wish something could be better about … Continue Reading Wishes are for Aladdin, be your own genie
I’ll probably catch hell for this at home, but 20 years ago today my wife and I walked the aisle and said: “I do.” It’s hard to believe that much … Continue Reading 20 Things I love about my wife
I am by no means a social media expert. But I learn something new daily about this still evolving form of communication and when the time is right, I share … Continue Reading Content is king in the social media kingdom
May 17, 1977, the first Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza opened its doors. Since it’s the 40 year birthday of the beloved pizza chain, I thought I’d share 40 fun … Continue Reading 40 Fun facts about Chuck E. Cheese’s
I’m guessing I was about eight years old when my dad took my brother and I shopping for Mother’s Day gifts. I had saved my allowance and wanted to get my mom … Continue Reading Mother’s Day: Grin & bear it
Since I started running on a regular basis five years ago, I’ve learned a few things about the sport. Something I know I took for granted when I hit the … Continue Reading 6 Safety tips runners should remember
On May 1, 2016, I set off on a run streak. The requirement is to run at least one mile every day to keep the streak alive. It’s now 365 … Continue Reading I’ve been streaking
For the last couple of years, I’ve joined other runners for the 80 mile River to River Relay. The race stretches across southern Illinois and is an all day event. … Continue Reading Why I picked comics & wrestling over running