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Laughing Our Way Into The Teen Years

“So you’re telling me, that if you saw Adolf Hilter walking down the street, you wouldn’t kill him?” “Well that’s not what I was saying. But sure, let’s talk about this…entirely new topic”. My fourteen year old daughter has had a quick wit that belied her age since I was […]

Hodgepodge Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

Happy 100th Birthday to These 100 People, Places and Things

The 19th Amendment celebrates its 100th in 2020! If still alive, we’d be singing happy 100th birthday to Charles Bukowski and Agatha Christie too, as well as to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise…if you fancy singing to a book. But wait, there’s more turning 100 in 2020! Including […]

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FUTURE

She was smearing globs of whipped sweet cream butter onto a raisin scone cut without fanfare into bite-sized pieces. A pair of crusty, acute triangular ends caked in crystallized sugars were all that remained. They are his favorite; he has a thing for finales. Yet he didn’t intervene in hers. […]

Travel Discover The Newest and Best National Park

Discover The Newest and Best National Park

So much more than pretty vistas, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is begging you to engage with it! There’s not a single road that winds through the newest National Park so you have to get out, stretch your legs and get inside New River George! Fish in and […]

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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights
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A Biggest Fear Soars To New Heights

This story is told in partnership with Responsival There were still hours left on the clock but the boxes had been unwrapped and the stockings emptied of their French vanilla lip balms, fireside scented-candles and fresh fruit. They were rehung by the chimney, with less care now but there they […]

Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves
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Empowering Kids to Save, Spend & Invest in the Future They’re Writing for Themselves

Thank you DiversyFund for sponsoring this post. It’s never too early to learn about investing for your future! Since they were wee bundles, too young to make any money at all and too young to understand the value of having it and the anxiety of being without, I have been […]

Are You A Sprinkle or a Jimmie?
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Are You A Sprinkle or a Jimmie?

I received compensation and coupons from Entenmann’s® to facilitate this blog post. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® My wife and I are from a part of the world were those tasty, often colorful adornments regularly found atop ice […]

Donut Forget Dad This Father’s Day — Enter The EntenMAN of the Year Contest
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Donut Forget Dad This Father’s Day — Enter The EntenMAN of the Year Contest

I have had a…complicated relationship with donuts over the bulk of my life. The bulkiest part of my life. Oh, I love donuts, I really really really do, but thankfully have gotten to the happy point where I can eat one without eating a box. It’s the small victories that […]

I Don’t Own An Owl Named Gruyère But Soon I’ll Own Run Raisin VRST Joggers
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I Don’t Own An Owl Named Gruyère But Soon I’ll Own Run Raisin VRST Joggers

I haven’t been asked to play it often but I am a fan of the break-the-ice party game Two Truths & A Lie. Recently, during a video conference meeting for a Dick’s Sporting Goods Father’s Day campaign (the blog post for which you are now reading, although it likely doesn’t […]

Discover The Newest and Best National Park
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Discover The Newest and Best National Park

So much more than pretty vistas, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is begging you to engage with it! There’s not a single road that winds through the newest National Park so you have to get out, stretch your legs and get inside New River George! Fish in and […]

What It’s Actually Like Out There — Traveling During COVID
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What It’s Actually Like Out There — Traveling During COVID

Should we have been traveling during COVID? It’s a question I attempt to answer on Fodor’s Travel this week. My wife and I recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, to the Hard Rock Punta Cana, and lived to tell the tale. Here’s why we went even though she’s immuno-compromised, what […]

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Photographer on Your List
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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for the Photographer on Your List

*I worked with Fracture on this gift guide, for their site. I am not being compensated for this OWTK blog post however. I simply love what they do and the gift guide selections I have hand-picked for you over there* Know a person who’s always taking pictures? Have a budding […]

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