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Fall is easily my favorite season for grilling, and we’re going strong these days at the ABL manse. I am always a little amazed folks don’t grill more – for us, it’s probably 2-3 times per week at a minimum. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 3:35 PM
Have you ever had someone reach out after a long absence and act like nothing happened? They just give you the ol’ “Hey, how’s it goin’?” like they were talking to you yesterday, but maybe it’s been years. It’s weird. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 12:12 PM
I’m headed about 500 miles away to West Texas this weekend with my eldest son. Our primary objective is to see a rodeo. Yep, that’s just how we roll ‘round here. Last weekend my whole family went with my brother … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 12:52 PM
One of my goals when working for the Man was to achieve a level where people below me would say, “I can’t believe that moron is making that much money.” That would have been a great sign that I had … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 3:49 PM
It’s a Friday in the middle of summer, so it’s clearly time to grab some snippets and lovely links and throw them in a blender for your reading pleasure. Welcome to another eclectic edition of TGIF! Expect the Unexpected I’ve … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 4:22 PM
Last week we made our annual summer trip to Japan to see my in-laws and have some fun. We were gone only 8 days, which many would consider too short for so far. But we’re old hands at optimizing this … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jul 07 2017 @ 1:21 PM
There is a vicious battle being waged on my street. Every single house is under assault, and most of them are losing. Badly. Moles have invaded our lawns, and it looks like they’re here to stay. We’ve had issues with … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 3:38 PM
Things are going pretty well for me nowadays, but I have one inevitable tragedy in my near future. I’m going to have to say goodbye to what is quite likely the best dog in history of the world. My dog … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 3:59 PM
We’re pretty big on summer goals in my clan. Because you can blink and the summer’s gone, I’ll sit with my boys at the beginning of summer and find some meaningful things we’d like them to accomplish. They can span … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 3:16 PM
Gratitude has been called the shortest lived emotion. I’ve seen enough in my many years to agree that statement’s pretty spot on. However, I don’t think that gratitude has a short lifespan. I still feel deeply grateful to a handful … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 1:24 AM


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