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Cats, Why Did It Have To Be Cats?

Well I’ll tell you. Ever since our son turned, oh, say eleven, getting good pictures of him has been difficult (we’ll have a post of his LOVELY selfies on MY phone later). So here are some cat pictures and videos. I’m not doing this JUST so Cecile (aka Cecile, the...

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One, Two and 14 Years Ago Today

I will get back to kitchen blog posts soon, I promise. But for now, a short diversion. 1 Year Ago Today One year ago today we accomplished my personal goal of keeping our wonderful rabbis in Peoria long enough for Joel to have his Bar Mitzvah with them. Made it by...

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Groundhog Day is a Special Day for Us … Again

 The Groundhog Day Backstory Actually this one is mostly backstory. You see, Cecile and I got engaged 15 years ago on Groundhog Day. We didn’t pick Groundhog Day on purpose, it just so happened. At the time we were living apart and seeing each other as often as possible. In...

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Bacon Trucks and Trains Do NOT Mix … Not Well Anyway

Note: This post was done entirely on my iPhone 4s using the WordPress app, so I apologize for any funky formatting or layout issues.  For our son’s Bar Mitzvah we decided to reward him for all his hard work with a trip, and after some research we decided on a...

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Memories Of My Cousin Thomas (Tom) Schweich

If you don’t know what this post is about, you can read this article from the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Tom Schweich (he was never Thomas to us) was my 1st cousin. Tom is the same age as my brother Tom, so if it wasn’t clear which Tom we were talking...

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Who The Heck ARE You Rooting for in the World Cup?

Well that’s a good question, and as Facebook says, it’s complicated. If you’re a follower of mine on Twitter (and you should be because I’m fascinating … and modest) you’ve probably noticed me tweeting in support of a seemingly random selection of countries. Well I’m here to set you straight. It’s...

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Hair: The Long, Short & Gone Of It

It is done. As decided a year ago and completed as scheduled on my 50th birthday, my ponytail and necessary accompanying hair is gone. It was an oddly unemotional experience for something I had with me for almost half my life, perhaps all the lead time helped. It was a...

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My 50th Birthday, or as My Hair Calls It, Day of the Dead

Tomorrow I turn 50. Not a big deal to me, as my old American History teacher Nick Adzick used to say, “Age is just a single, double or triple digit number.” About a year ago, I did come to one major decision: 50 is a good time to let go...

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