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Going back outdoors

Once upon a time, there was a rural boy who loved the outdoors… and urban life full of museums, cafes, and people of all colors, classes and Nationalities. Fast forward decades later across a couple careers, a heart attack and

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On being a digital immigrant & choices

I parted ways with Instagram, FaceBook, and Twitter two months ago. An interesting set of changes happened after that. “We are all digital immigrants. While the younger generations are true natives.” This is something that I heard last week in

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A walk with a friend

Running races was, momentarily, my measure of truth. My way of keeping time to the beat of cardiac health. It was… absolutely wonderful and I don’t regret a single race no matter how humiliating, or great, the outcome was. For

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Ringing bells

Yeah, I don’t do New Years Resolutions but I have a habit of listening, and reviewing, the lessons of the previous year and looking at my life compass and setting a direction for the new year. Over the past month,

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12 months the man

2017 started with my stated goal of “facing fears.” I lined up a series of challenges I’d been daydreaming about for decades. Work and life always took me in other directions I suppose. Maybe because I felt I had faced

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Beef bourgignon & Jello mold stars

Once upon a Christmas Eve, while Eddie and I lived on Crestview Rd in Clintonville Ohio, there was an ice storm. It was so bad that it derailed my friend Nick’s travel plans to Toledo to visit family (road conditions

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Fancy baths, meditation & Reiki

When I was a kid I used to love Fall and the inevitable retreat to the indoors as the weather became cold and icy. An occasional snow day never hurt either. Yet, as I’ve gotten older my mood just tends

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Nick

2017 has brought with it so many opportunities for me to grow as a man, a professional, a lover and as a friend. And yet it was August 29th, when Eddie and I got calls from the hospital and police

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Facing fears & making choices

I decided to adopt a more Mediterranean diet today. While this is a construct in itself, it includes the consumption of chicken, turkey, and fish. This post attempts to address the reasoning behind it by facing up to some fears

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Cascadian cuisine?

Having had a past life as a foodie and professional wine schlep, I was stunned by a night out I had last night with my best friend, his husband, and his close friend. It was so amazing that it may

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