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Departing Ann Arbor

With just a few days before we depart things have been quite a whirlwind.  Things are coming from all directions, and its difficult to decide the priority.  486 more words

Opening Day

On Saturday it’s the first day here in the Midwest for a weeks worth of fear, Blaze orange, and bullets.  Get ready for deer carcasses being displayed as trophies as a way to show off ‘manliness’. 25 more words


August Hill Winery Tasting Room (Travel Pictorial)

My wife and I travel to the Starved Rock area in Northern Illinois quite often (see previous articles). It’s gorgeous and great room/cabins in the grand lodge in the park. 247 more words


Starting the Workday off Right

One of the up and downsides of bringing Roxie into my life is her relentless need for regular exercise.  Sometimes its a headache but mostly it keeps me honest about my own need to spend time away from my computer. 59 more words

Hank's Charcuterie

Today, I’m taking you back to the town that holds many memories for me. Those good, bad, and of sleep deprivation. In Lawrence, Kan. home of the Jayhawks, you’ll find a little gem on the corner of 19th and Massachusetts Street called Hank’s Charcuterie. 175 more words