To dog or not to dog?

To dog or not to dog?
With apologies to my most favorite and beautiful sister-in-law I have to share a conversation and pose a question. I’m a dog guy.  I’ve had dogs while growing up and into college.  I somehow stopped being a dog guy once I met the wife.  Like so many other parts of myself that were once absolute,... Read more »

Be the king of Valentine's Day

Be the king of Valentine's Day
Every year in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day there is a flood of advertising aimed at men.  Obviously the idea is to hock  chocolates, roses, teddy bears, pajamas, lingerie and piles of other wares.  Most of the adverts depict a clueless man that doesn’t know what his lady wants and must be saved... Read more »

A lovely visit with my mother-in-law

A lovely visit with my mother-in-law
Life is never easy, it is a series of hardships and triumphs in constant test of ones will and determination. As a man goes on with his life he meets challenges head on and as more come his way there is less and less to fear in life.  That is until his mother-in-law hands him... Read more »
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The changing face motorcycle riders

The changing face motorcycle riders
The Midwest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin specifically is home to Harley-Davidson motorcycles as classic an American icon that there ever was.    In the summertime scoots swarm the streets and highways in a seemingly endless parade of blue jeans, black t-shirts and leather. As a kid I started out riding on dirt bikes, little 80cc puddle jumpers that have enough... Read more »

Great Lakes Brew Fest is the truth

Great Lakes Brew Fest is the truth
I knocked on the door, was greeted with, “COME IN!”, and walked in to see my friend on his knees cleaning up an unidentifiable liquid with a rag.  Not wanting to be left out of the action I then caused his son to knock over his milk on the counter top.  The day would get... Read more »

Philly wins sweat crown sets sights on Serbia

Philly wins sweat crown sets sights on Serbia
Recently the fashion world was shaking its collective head when it was announced that Philadelphia was crowned the national champion of sweatpants for the second year in a row.  The City of Brotherly Laziness purchased the most sweat items than any other city in the US.  Hartford and Pittsburgh rounded out the top three. When... Read more »
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Grant Achatz cast in Vendetta sequal

This was a no brainer.

3 Michelin stars and a baby at Alinea

3 Michelin stars and a baby at Alinea
This past Saturday, January 11, two parents brought their infant into one of the premier restaurants in the country, Alinea.  Alinea boasts one of the best chefs in the world and 3-Michelin star rating along with it.  Due to a baby sitter cancellation the parents made the decision to take the baby with them rather... Read more »

Jay Carney and Spencer Pratt, together at last

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Baby name Thursday; idiot celebrity names

Baby name Thursday; idiot celebrity names
It’s never cool to be the first one at the party.   KKW blessed the world in June with their first child together, North West, and it is in fact a girl.  Long before the princess can walk the androgyny surrounding her confusing name will be gone due to the silk gowns, diamond earrings and Gucci... Read more »