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The Mighty Pen: Hard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico 
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The Mighty Pen: Hard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico 

It was a celebration of the music we love and the love that has let us share our name for the past 15 years. This was a Mexican musical getaway sans children, a long weekend to bask in the warm tropical glow of a decade and a half of marriage. […]

What Do I Want To Do For A Living?
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What Do I Want To Do For A Living?

We were supposed to be watching the series finale of our favorite show, 90 minutes of British crime investigation that we’ve been leaving to get virtually dusty on the digital shelf of our PBS.org Roku account because once it’s over, it’s over and neither of us are ready for that […]

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach
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The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach

The phone dings, that familiar modern sound alerting us of something new, cutting through the hiss of onions sauteing in hot oil in the kitchen, breaking the still silence of a bedroom at night or, in this case, emanating from the lone back pocket of knit shorts with red and […]

How Craft Root Beers Are Like Van Halen’s Brown M&M’s
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How Craft Root Beers Are Like Van Halen’s Brown M&M’s

The tale of Van Halen’s backstage candy demand is the stuff of legend and in the decades since it occurred has often acted as a kind of stand-in synonym for a highfalutin diva lifestyle, but if you believe that faulty parallel — NO BROWN M&M’s = DIVA — then you […]

The Perfect Day In Italy with Kids on the Island of Procida
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The Perfect Day In Italy with Kids on the Island of Procida

It was many years prior but we’d once spent a portion of a single day in Naples and, frankly, that was plenty enough for me. Granted, the largest portion of the small-ish portion of that single day occurred mostly inside and within spitting distance of the city’s central train station, […]

The Best Shrimp and Grits Recipe Ever
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The Best Shrimp and Grits Recipe Ever

This isn’t hyperbole, it’s fact. Chef Dan Vargo of Seagar’s Prime Steaks and Seafood inside the Hilton Sandestin Resort in sunny FLA is the mastermind behind the greatest, richest, most decadent shrimp and grits recipe I have ever tasted, and you will ever taste. Last month, despite never having made […]

How To Spend 24 Hours in Nashville
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How To Spend 24 Hours in Nashville

Trust me, I’ve racked my brain for weeks to find a suitable pun or sly reference to the 100 blistered miles we hiked through sheep shit six months prior to our road trip from his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia to Music City, Nashville Tennessee. But I’ve got nothing. I have […]

The Best Worst Time For A Mancation
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The Best Worst Time For A Mancation

Kids CDs still arrive at my door, a couple each week. It’s a decidedly slower pace than in my kindie writing heyday but still a significant number when you consider I haven’t properly reviewed an album in years. Right now, there’s a new one sitting atop of a stack of […]

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