The Year Ahead I’m writing this, not to solicit more birthday greetings. I’ve received many today and am more than grateful that so many people out there are thinking of … Continue Reading 46 will be better than 45
#BigMuddyMonsterBrewFest Nine years ago, a group called Friends of Murphysboro teamed up with Big Muddy Brewing to create the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest. People who live in southern Illinois … Continue Reading Cheers to the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest
Big Muddy Monster Chances are you’ve heard all about creatures like Big Foot, the Lochness Monster and the Abominable Snowman. But do you know about the Big Muddy Monster? Folks … Continue Reading Boo Blog: The Big Muddy Monster
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 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!
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
Fans of the “Stone Cold” Steve Austin podcast know his phrase “a swig of beer (or coffee, water, etc) for the working man. That’s how I came up with the … Continue Reading A swig of Broken Skull IPA for the working man
On March 30, 2016, the Craftbeericans YouTube channel officially launched. For those who don’t know, the Craftbeericans are a group of guys who enjoy craft beer and review different types … Continue Reading Lessons learned about craft beer