Articles By: Jeff

The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy

The Future of Life Insurance for the Freelance Life in the New Gig Economy A new roof, fresh vinyl siding, the gutting and redoing of two bathrooms, installation of a new hot water heater, and the transformation of an ironically dank sunroom and a slim, cluttered garage into one massive, high-ceilinged family room. Those are the ambitious (read: expensive) home improvement... April 12th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

Riding Norway’s Flåm Railway and Not Let Letting Disappointment and Wasted Money Ruin Your Family Vacation Fun

Riding Norway’s Flåm Railway and Not Let Letting Disappointment and Wasted Money Ruin Your Family Vacation Fun Our hopes were measured in meters and they soared up from a fjord into the crisp blue sky. My family’s train journey on the much heralded Flåm Railway came at the midway point of our week in Norway, thus serving as the emotional pivot of our spring break adventure. With over $200 already invested... April 11th, 2018 | Travel | Read More

(Tell Me Why) It’s Easier With Friends

(Tell Me Why) It’s Easier With Friends Time zone confusion, a lack of sleep, vocal strain from too much mingling the day and night before, and a burning of the proverbial candle at both ends left my body a shiver, my head in a fog, and my voice this side of tatters. I didn’t always know where I was but there was never any doubt as... April 9th, 2018 | Big Guy Car Guy, Writing | Read More

This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House

This Is What’s Happening Before You Show Up At My House It’s a joke, but not really. I invited you over not for the cheery conversation bubble you’ll pull me into or because your presence will undoubtedly fill our humble home with good spirit. No, you got that precious invite because having guests over is the kick-in-the-butt I need to clean the bathroom. Sure,... April 9th, 2018 | Parenting Blog | Read More

Quick Thoughts: How We Once Did and Continue To Discover Our Stories In Song

Quick Thoughts: How We Once Did and Continue To Discover Our Stories In Song It was an issue of Rolling Stone, I think. Or maybe SPIN. Doesn’t really matter. Some internet sleuthing could complete the puzzle, but who’s got time for that. Certainly wasn’t Alternative Press, The Big Takeover, Maximum Rock-n-Roll, or Punk Planet, that’s for certain. I wasn’t... March 27th, 2018 | OWTK Not Kids Music | Read More

The Best Of Both Worlds

The Best Of Both Worlds It’s often described as a tightrope but that’s not terribly accurate; there is no risk of falling off either side. This period of life, the immeasurable, undefinable, delicate space between childhood and young adulthood, is more akin to finding yourself in the middle of a meadow. It can be... March 25th, 2018 | Big Guy Car Guy, Parenting Blog, Photos of Growing Up | Read More

Of Howler Monkeys, Breadfruit, Brown Sugar and A Bridge Into The Rainforest — A Belize Travel Story

Of Howler Monkeys, Breadfruit, Brown Sugar and A Bridge Into The Rainforest — A Belize Travel Story The ride is advertised as taking anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, but feels twice that. The sun-worn digital clock in the center of the dashboard tells the truth; but two hours could have easily passed before the potholes, gravel, and dusty congestion of Belize City gave way to virgin asphalt, before... March 23rd, 2018 | Travel | Read More

OWTK Kid’s Music Podast March 2018

OWTK Kid’s Music Podast March 2018 My o’ my where has the time gone. Seemed like just 16 days ago it was February and I wasn’t late in publishing the March podcast and now here we are, on March 15th. 😉 Here’s your playlist for the March 2018 episode of the OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly, featuring SO MUCH NEW MUSIC... March 15th, 2018 | OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast | Read More
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