To give an update on the Blue Cheese Cheeseburger endeavor: I’m heading back to Southwest Florida for about a month or so. It looks like I’m leaving the 26th of February. The OldOld Man is coming home early this year. With his birthday, family visits and his early departure time, travel plans have been expedited. […]
[Open ‘Thank You’ Letter to] Ellie Goulding. Aragon Ballroom. Chicago, IL. January 29, 2013.
As I was finding my seat on the plane, my consultant was quickly rising to your defense before I shut the phone off. She told me how, “Your Song,” was the theme song to Prince William & Kate Middleton’s wedding and that Elton John gave the version his blessing. I told her that argument softened […]
What is the best blue cheese cheeseburger in Valpo? In #nwindiana? Anywhere?
So my banker, Kevin Gould, & I have been looking for a new adventure to start off 2013 – a cleanse the palate, clean the slate, turn the page, start the year off right sort-of-thing. We’ve also been looking for something that’d we’d both love to write about for almost a year. Then it happened […]
Things I learned atop a mountain in Alamogordo, NM (AKA “Happy Thanksgiving” – 2012).
As I’ve probably stated on this blog before, my Senior year at Denom U was when I finally had my first emotional break down. I lost the girl of my dreams. I knew I couldn’t go to seminary. I went from direction, motivation, and purpose to debt, days that would never end, a room without […]
Review: Big Daddy’s Barbecue in Valparaiso, IN – The Best Rib Joint Y’all Ain’t Going to…Yet.
There are a few places in Valparaiso I like to hit with frequency. There aren’t many places in this town that I won’t like. And there are a few places that y’all need to check out. Like Big Daddy’s Barbeque in Valparaiso, IN. Located in the little strip mall on the east side of Calumet […]
Why your lawyer should have a cabin in the woods
I woke up in a cabin on a futon next to a stone fireplace, surrounded by many windows. The sun was fighting through the dense foilage to shed more light on my situation. And if I turn off this iPod and listen closely, I could hear Lake Michigan coming to rest along the nearby shore. […]
Vengeance and Gonzoing. A Letter to the May 12.
I can be vengeful. That doesn’t seem to dissipate with age. I wonder if it’s because I am writing the Book of Blues prequel and I share this trait with the main character. Without doubt I question whether my personal growth is frozen in this moment until the moment is written. Either way, the only […]
Lead To a Quiet Alley Cafe This Evening
There wasn’t a part of my morning that wasn’t bombarded by a part of my professional life. The bombs came through email, out from twitter, along from Facebook, and standing along my my desk – all in multiple forms. The phone even rang. That’s never good. I had to cajole, negotiate, insist, persist, pistol whip, […]
“He looked to me to be the eyes of age”
A quiet, unassuming spring night in April. The NFL draft is consuming traditional media like it’s the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, and around here, people are preparing for the now-Famous Dark Lord Day at Three Floyds Brewery. Life is placid for a few days. It only means one thing: time to escape to Big Country’s […]
Today Is the Day I Retire My Picasso Old Guitarist Gravatar. With Sadness
Today was a bittersweet day for me. When I started playing around with Social Media tools, I used Picasso’s Old Guitarist as my gravatar – a filler till I decided whether or not I liked these tools. But as with many things in my life, I got attached to the picture. Then again, I’ve almost […]