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Training For A Half Marathon With iFit's Tommy Rivers Puzey

I’ve just completed training for a half marathon with iFit’s Tommy Rivers Puzey. Over 30 runs, and countless hours together, it was an amazing journey. Wherein, I felt like I made a new friend and an influence that pushed me daily towards new goals and worldly knowledge. When the virus hit and shut everything down,... Read more »

"My Octopus Teacher" Opens Beautiful, Brave New Worlds

"My Octopus Teacher" Opens Beautiful, Brave New Worlds
There is a scene in My Octopus Teacher, a Netflix documentary, where filmmaker, Craig Foster, hugs an octopus. It’s the same octopus that he gets to know intimately over the course of a year, and the one that he followed around a South African, underwater kelp forest. It’s an extraordinary documentary, that every human should... Read more »

My 81 Week Writing Streak Came To An Abrupt End

My 81 Week Writing Streak Came To An Abrupt End
The combination of Easter and Spring Break foiled my shot at consecutively writing for 100 weeks. I was a bit bummed when I got the weekly Grammarly email blast and it said my 81-week writing streak had come to an end. I love writing my weekly music (Release Radar) blog, and any other beer or... Read more »
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Release Radar 04/09/21 - Mating Ritual vs Twenty One Pilots

Release Radar 04/09/21 - Mating Ritual vs Twenty One Pilots
Mating Ritual was on my #RADAR again this week. They’ve continued to impress me with their songwriting, and “I’m Not Crazy” is one that gets better with each listen. Stick around for the climax, the best part is towards the end. Have Twenty One Pilots gone pop, or were they always pop? “Shy Away” might... Read more »

Why Can't We Just Glue Barbie's Shoes On?

Why Can't We Just Glue Barbie's Shoes On?
As a stay-at-home father, and the housekeeper, I’ve been pondering a simple question, “Why can’t we just glue Barbie’s shoes on?” Instead of vacuuming up all of those little pieces, why not just glue them all on? Then, when we sit down to play Barbie, they have the correct shoes on or any shoes for... Read more »

Where Is PawPaw Rod?

“So I hit ’em where it hurts/Set sail, lighthouse, search.I been down with you, you been down with me, we know this ain’t all talk.” There is something so special about the vibe on PawPaw Rod’s “Hit’ Em Where It Hurts.” The laid-back drum beat starts it all, and there’s this voice, like nothing I’ve... Read more »
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As The Snow Stacks Up, Is Anxiety Setting In?

As The Snow Stacks Up, Is Anxiety Setting In?
As the snow stacks up, I’m wondering, is anxiety setting in? For me, the answer is yes. I think it has to do with wanting control and having none. Even if I did the shoveling and everything was clear around my building, my next worry would be the roads. I ask myself, “How are we... Read more »

Mike Walsh Crumpled My 1989 Official Brewers Program

Mike Walsh Crumpled My 1989 Official Brewers Program
Mike Walsh crumpled my 1989 Official Milwaukee Brewers Program, once, after a game. He did this because he knew how much I loved keeping my collectibles in mint condition. It was a practical joke, as they say. We were on a bus home from the old Milwaukee County Stadium, with our friend Stu, when Mike... Read more »

Bottles And Cans Halloween 6-Pack: A Trick Or A Treat?

Bottles And Cans Halloween 6-Pack: A Trick Or A Treat?
This year one of my favorite Chicago bottle shops, Bottles and Cans, released a Halloween 6-Pack. My wife teetered on the purchase, as we already spend a lot of money there, and on beer in general. In the end, we decided it might be a fun gimmick, especially during a pandemic, where any bit of... Read more »
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Cellar Dweller: Stone Brewing "12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale"

Cellar Dweller: Stone Brewing "12.12.12 Vertical Epic Ale"
I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Stone’s Vertical series from December 12th, 2012 was a well put together beer. Their prescient minds prepped this Belgian Strong Dark Ale for years of smooth drinking to come. Upon opening, some eight years later, it was still well carbed, with a ton of foamy head. We had... Read more »