Humps & Hills (tee, hee)

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I was taking requests this morning for breakfast. So today was bacon (of course), and a traditional favorite from Corinne’s side of the family: Norwegian Oven Pancakes (aka: Humps & Hills). (Insert Butt-Head laugh here.) The breakfast part was a fantastic success in spite of Corinne’s derisive laughter at my inability to use her great-grandma’s […]

Rising to the challenge

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDA1i7MdVFc?hl=en&fs=1] A man with no goal is a rudderless ship, subject to the whims of fickle Neptune's fathomless fancies… No, wait, that's not right. (Well, it is right, but it's not going to get me to the point I want to make. Lemme start over.) A man with no goal is a ship safe […]

Little Duplex on the Prairie

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Settle the hell down, breath deeply, and take comfort in this simple fact: there's someone lazier than you. There's always someone lazier than you. I coasted through school based on that knowledge. I finish races fueled by that knowledge. And, occasionally, I sit comfortably on my back patio with a beer – at peace in […]

Reconnection

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Divorce is awkward. (What the hell? He goes a month between posts and that's the best insight he can come back with?) I mean it though. The family stuff is painful. The financial stuff is infuriating. The legal stuff is emasculating. But it's the friend stuff I want to talk about. When I went through […]

Aim Higher

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ERIN: I'm 18 now, so you can't tell me what to do anymore. We're equals. GREG: Aim higher.   This past weekend lined up to be pretty quiet. Corinne was traveling for work and all the kids were off with their other parents. (Except Josie, but she was going to be fixated on her last […]

Happy anniversary!

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So three years ago today, on a beautiful Saturday in Alexandria, Corinne and I let all six kids (and an assortment of cousins) run rampant throughout the waterpark to celebrate the onset of our wedded bliss. Today we allotted ourselves $8 each to symbolically recognize the occasion. Corinne scored big with a little side stop […]

If anyone could appreciate the importance of a good drink, it was that fish

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Okay, here's your ethical dilemma for the day. On a fantastically sunny, calm summer evening, with a crackling fire burning cheerfully and the beloved warmth of family all around, which is the more virtuous path: • Should one risk the accidental spillage of a cold, hoppy, well-deserved beer by placing it precariously in the grass? […]

My name is…

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I had a few beers Saturday night. Nothing excessive or dangerous. We just got together with some friends (thanks Naceys!) and I enjoyed a few bottles of Redhook ESB – a personal favorite. And, as sometimes happens on the day after consuming a few beers, my body chose to cleanse itself Sunday afternoon. Again, nothing […]