Seasonal Changes

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Pop quiz. Where’s home to the one of the most successful franchises in baseball and soon two Zalewskis and a Finnegan Murphy? Hint for Cubs fans: they have 11 World Championships so Chicago is out. Site of the 1904 World’s Fair. The first American city to host the Olympics. Hometown to Jackie Joyner Kersey, Maya Angelou and perhaps most […]

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Matters of the heart

They say time flies when you’re having fun. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. And they also say you should probably create your wedding video prior to the eve of your first anniversary. Well I say two out of three ain’t bad. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since our wedding […]

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Cookies and Catch Up

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Great news, guys. The Murphalewski Bed and Breakfast just wrapped four straight weeks of out-of-town guests. That means 7 midwesterners are entering the winter season a little bronzer than usual and many local restaurant staffers here in Sarasota are actually starting to think I have friends. It’s a win-win! Now you may be asking if I’m […]

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Super Spring Break

If you couldn’t tell from my overgramming last week, my nephews (and my sister) came to visit us to celebrate their spring break. Unfortunately I spent most of the week at work, but I’m grateful for the afternoons and evenings I spent brushing up on my toilet humor, identifying fire ant hills and avoiding getting […]

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The votes are in

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And apparently you like my random musings. According to my content poll, many of you prefer random musings and the method in which I determine my blog content (which is basically whatever pops into my head) so I’m just going to do as you say and keep on keepin on. Feel free to comment below […]

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Sand Art

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Before I begin this post I’d like to issue a disclaimer for my readers to the north. Disclaimer: this post references 80-degree weather in November but is in no way intended to be a gloat, brag or the like. I braved enough winters in the Midwest to be empathetic during this time. Please accept my […]

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