I may be slightly delusional on this topic, but when it comes to running I don't really consider myself to be competitive. Unless, you're talking about finishing a race strong and trying to pass other runners as we near the finish line. That's different. Early in the year I came up with the idea of … Continue reading Trifecta of halves
Last summer I made plans to go to Niagara Falls and Toronto with my kids for a few days. We’d never been and it seemed like a cool and economical getaway. I made hotel reservations and enthusiastically crowd sourced for some tourist recommendations. Then my two older sons got jobs. Plural. Not one to complain … Continue reading Is Chicago my kind of town?
Saturday night, a friend and I drove up 787 to check out a guitar player he admires. It was a miserable night, but I was excited to see a live performance and I had never been to this particular venue before. You know me, always up for a new experience. I don’t remember the last … Continue reading When music makes one a little sad – The Cohoes Music Hall
I know that sugarcoating reality is often considered positive behavior, but you know that I’m not one to claim to see unicorns and rainbows when it simply isn’t true, so let me tell you how things really are… On October 20th, 2015 I picked up my liquor license and officially opened for business as Lark … Continue reading What I’ve learned from owning a business
I grew up in a home where “Put a sweater on” and “Turn off that light” were common phrases. One of the reasons I no longer have a traditional cable box is due to the amount of energy I heard they consume and I unplug appliances such as my coffee maker when I’m not using … Continue reading Help me see the light – decisions about solar energy
What would you do if you arrived at your Adirondack getaway, a yurt in a semi-remote location accessible only by foot, in the dark? Would you confidently venture up a trail that you vaguely remember from that one other time you were there? Keep in mind, of course, that you're toting a ridiculous amount of … Continue reading Yurt adventure
Troy has some really nice homes (while running a 5K). Apparently when he isn't playing golf, Donald Trump plays"pussy grabbing." It's a sport that only gets discussed in locker rooms, but is played where ever famous men find vulnerable women. Sounds fun, right? It is possible to check out events in three different counties in … Continue reading 10 Things I discovered Columbus Day weekend