Christmas in July?

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I spent the better part of the weekend making chili, watching football and picking out pumpkins. Time out. What the heck is up with this weather, July? Apparently we set a record low in Chicago Saturday night. Meanwhile, we had plans to go to the beach. Ok, so I didn’t spend the weekend raking leaves […]

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Thank you, Dad

I think I’ve been editing this post in my head for a number of years now. The bulk of it mostly tidbits of childhood memories, important life lessons and assorted sports trivia that pop up in random conversations and remind me of happy moments with my father. It seems fitting then that in celebration of […]

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Sad Finn Diary

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Last week I came across this sad dog diary video. There’s a cat version out there too. Take a minute and watch it. Ok now stop laughing. Since I can’t get this out of my head, I thought I would let Finn share his take on this weekend’s activities. That and I realized my phone […]

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Moments of Clarity and Prancercise

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Have you ever had a moment of clarity in the midst of an everyday routine? As if all of a sudden you are experiencing it for the first time? Not so much a deja-vu moment, although I have plenty of those on the regular, but a lovely mix of nostalgia, beauty and hope all wrapped […]

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Baking at Inappropriate Times

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I’ve been reading a lot of blog posts lately. I love stumbling across new and interesting people through Instagram or other social networks and getting immersed in their lives, even for just a few moments. An entire blog dedicated to your love of chevron? Don’t mind if I do. Oh, you don’t just donate money, […]

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Murphy’s Law

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St Patrick’s Day has always been highly regarded in my family. How could it not be? With Murphy as your surname you learned at a young age: The lyrics to MacNamara’s Band Everything can be dyed green with the proper amount of food coloring-even chicken salad. Wearing green underwear will not win you the tiebreaker […]

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Color Commentary

According to Wikipedia, A color commentator is a sports commentator who assists the play-by-play announcer, often by filling in any time when play is not in progress. The color commentator provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy and injury reports on the teams and athletes, and occasionally anecdotes or light humor.  After a nice weekend at home, my dad and […]

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