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March Madness 2021: Medium Rare Bracket predictions

March Madness 2021: Medium Rare Bracket predictions
Note – If you want to dive right into the picks, click here. You can also skip ahead to the Final Four or a specific region. Final Four West Region East Region Midwest Region South Region But if you don’t mind reading my yearly March Madness reflection, hey, let’s begin! When I was a senior... Read more »

Brys Estate: A glimpse at paradise

Brys Estate: A glimpse at paradise
On a sunny fall day in 1975, Walt and Eileen Brys toured a winery in Napa Valley. Some number of tastings in, a dream started to form in their imagination. The Brys wanted to create their own winery. The two returned home. Back to reality. Walt went to his job, Eileen stayed at home raising their three kids. The years went... Read more »

The wonder of saying yes and letting go (part 1)

The wonder of saying yes and letting go (part 1)
They say you miss 100 percent of the shots you didn’t take. And that our biggest regrets in life aren’t over the mistakes we made but, instead, the moments when we were too timid. Didn’t take any risks. These chapters were never written because we met life with a fragile No instead of a trusting Yes. And... Read more »
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Chicago: The who, the why, and the where (part 3 of "I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan)

Chicago: The who, the why, and the where (part 3 of "I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan)
I moved to Chicago on August 1st, 2012. I was three months out of college and had no idea what I was going to do for a living or how I was going to make it all work. My overall strategy: Eh, it’ll all work itself out. What I knew: I wanted to be with Ashley and I... Read more »

I'm in love with Chicago AND Northern Michigan (part 2)

It’s 5:15 in the morning. Instead of heading to the writer’s chair, I head down to the storage area in our condo building. Walk over to the bike, wheel it over the cold concrete, up the stairs. It’s not a Northern Michigan bike ride with my Dad, but it is my Dad’s old Fuji bike... Read more »

2019 NCAA Tournament: Last minute bracket advice

This is extremely last minute. From the time I’m posting this, I think you have all of three hours to finish up a bracket. But hey, better late than never. So, to all of the procrastinators out there, or anyone looking to make some last-minute adjustments, here are links to my annual Medium Rare bracket... Read more »
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Who invented the urinal cake?

When I was a kid, I assumed the girls’ bathroom had couches, reclining chairs, and a butler carrying a tray of Capri Sun champagne flutes. Groups of girls would go in there, together, three, four at a time and stay behind that mysterious door for ten/fifteen minutes. Why so much time? My only conclusion: it... Read more »

NCAA Tournament 2017: Eight sleeper/dark horse picks (part 1)

What’s the difference between a Sleeper and a Dark Horse pick? Actually, let’s take a step back. Is there even a such thing as a Sleeper or Dark Horse team anymore? When you have ESPN, CBS, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, newspapers, hundreds of sports blogs and then dirt bags like me all giving you lists of... Read more »