#EmmeSmiles despite the chronic pain, which you should help alleviate.

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Emily Jo Theisen might be the most beautiful soon-to-be 4-yr-old in the world. It’s a helluva claim to make, but unlike many 3-yr-olds in this country, Emily has learned to appreciate the little things. She didn’t get a choice. 3-year-old Emily has chronic pancreatitis. She can’t grow out of it. It doesn’t go away with …

The zen behind the Christmas all-night ride up to the Oregon Coast

It’s Christmas night. Katie and I are somewhere over The Rockies on a Southwest flight from Chicago to Oakland, heading home. The flight should land around 9:40pm, PDT. With Baggage claim and Jay picking us up, we should be home before 11pm. After five nights of little sleep and hanging with friends & family during …

Pourin’ out a little for ‘Big Country’, Timothy Gajdik. 2 years, 3 days later.

On a normal Thursday morning at 8:26 AM, one of my two childhood best friends, Gag, would be at the bank, breaking vendor hardware and writing reports about it. I, on the other hand, would be 34 minutes away from pretending to wake up. So when he called at 8:26am on Thursday morning, June 7th, …

What is the best blue cheese cheeseburger in Valpo? In #nwindiana? Anywhere?

best blue cheese cheeseburger in northwest indiana

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 …

Review of Zac Brown Band’s “Uncaged.” – “I hope they find me in my home with my guitar in my hands.”

So when I found out Zac Brown Band’s new album, “Uncaged,” came out, I was sort of had mixed feelings. I mean, I still love the band. I’d have to check but think I still have passwords from Project 01 that were made after ZBB songs. But given that I’m so focused on Project 02 …

And he said, “Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying.”

As I was fighting through the last of my taxes yesterday, trying to get everything together to be ready for the meeting with the accountant, I received a text that stopped me on a dime: A good friend of mine wrote me and let me know that she was undergoing testing and the doctors have …

Steve Dalton – How a Northwest Indiana Mortgage Lender Can Teach Me the Ropes

Though I’m still convinced that at this point Sam Cooke has had a much better life than me, I am still gonna try to win. And I know I won’t do it alone. It’s probably why I started my “People Along The Way” section, to help highlight those people who have helped me work on …

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