How “Spanish Harlem” influenced productivity both for me and clients (thank you, Jerry & Phil)

It’s 12:30am. I’m going to be up before 7am to help get Bella out the door so she can be at the office early to begin preparations. As I start to drift off and dream about my work problems and, consequently, potential solutions, the images were accompanied by Aretha Franklin’s rendition of Ben. E. King’s …

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

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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 …

Emilio Estevez’s ‘The Way’ w/ Martin Sheen. Good Father/Son Collaboration.

Some movies you look to watch. Some movies you look to avoid. Some movies you stumble upon along The Way. As in the Emilio Estevez movie, The Way. Why Did I Start Watching The Way? As the wind starting getting back into my sails I started listening to Amos Lee. Found a Ray of Sunshine …

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 …

#holdmeaccountable Days 21-23: Thankful It Wasn’t Worse

It was the last at-home dinner with the OldOld Man before he heads off to Southwest Florida. Now, yes, we’ll be with him for Thanksgiving, but there was still something commemorative about the experience. Anyway, he once again showered mama and I with praise for taking care of him during his recovery from Heart Valve …

#holdmeaccountable Day 18: Backsliding, City, Colour & the Mission Bell

Somewhere in the back of my consciousnes I hear Dr. Drew Weiss quoting Robert Burn’s, “To a Mouse.” “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley,” Followed by his favorite explanation of the couplet: “Shit Happens.” So when I miss my 4,000 word goal by, well, 3,800 words, instead of gripping, I …

Otis Redding, “Pain in My Heart,” 1964. Otis Redding’s debut album

Doing a quick album review of Otis Redding’s Pain in My Heart reminds me how absolutely frightening it truly is regarding how much I don’t know about what I should know. For example, I still have only heard 50% of Otis Redding’s work and know maybe 1/3rd of his story. It’s even worse for Sam …

Pop Memories of the 60s [Review] by Time / Life. Is It Worth It?

Compare Prices at Amazon.com Price:5 Payments of $29.99. Sales tax – CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, NY, OH, PA, TX & VA. 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. (Original TV Offer). When I’m out with friends and we meet people girls and the conversation turns to music & favorite bands, my friends answer for me:  “The Funk …