Category Archives: Miscellaneous

From Blog to Website – A New Adventure

Hi everyone! I’ve know I’ve fallen off the grid lately, but I have been working hard to bring positive change to this blog. With most of the heavy lifting behind me, I’m ready to announce that I’ve re-named the blog … Continue reading

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The Power of Orange Snow Pants

The gang was eager to head back to the slopes for more (more on our first day here), so we layered up and got out there first thing in the morning. I spent the morning with two friends, one of whom … Continue reading

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On Facing Fears and the Game of G.N.A.R.

On the drive up to Taos, I told Chase my plan to hang out in the lodge the whole weekend instead of skiing.  This trip terrified me; how did people find skiing fun? I had good reason to be afraid. … Continue reading

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Keep in Touch with Old Friends [Friendsgiving 2013]

Friendsgiving is all the rage lately. If you’re not currently in the proverbial bandwagon, it’s high time to jump on it.  Let’s be real…what’s not to love about friends, good conversation, and comfort food?!  If I’ve convinced you, read on. … Continue reading

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Catch, Cook, and Eat a Fish

Every year, my family spends a week vacationing on Long Lake, in Wisconsin.  During this trip, my dad typically spends one morning fishing with each of my brothers.  In 2011, we ate the crappie that my dad and brother, Marc, … Continue reading

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Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam Itinerary [Conversations with Strangers]

Since the decision to go to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, getting my arms around a basic itinerary was difficult.  Traveling abroad, especially to the Indochina region, was different than planning the trip to Philly to visit my brother.  In other … Continue reading

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Keep in Touch With Old Friends – Raleigh Edition

After one night in St. Louis and one in Nashville, I caught a flight back to Chicago to watch my grandparents renew their vows (after 60 years :)) before boomerang-ing back down to North Carolina. What’s in North Carolina?  My … Continue reading

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