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My Visit to Authentic Scotland (Sort of)

August 8, 2017
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Recently, my wife and I spent a day exploring Scotland. Okay, technically we didn’t actually travel all the way to the land of Braveheart. But we did the next best thing: We went to a…

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Day at the Museum

May 9, 2017
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As a good husband, I try to feign interest in my wife’s favorite passions. It’s easy when we’re talking kittens or kayaking. But the next time my wife asks, “Honey, how would you like to…

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The Joy of Sleeping

May 2, 2017
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Three of the greatest pleasures in life – and I’m sure you will agree – are: relaxing poolside in a sunny tropical location, eating cookie dough ice cream, and sleeping. When my number is up,…

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Being a People Pleaser Can Get You into Trouble

March 28, 2017
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[WARNING: This blog post contains a visual image which some readers may find offensive and which could cause nightmares. Elderly people, young children and readers with weak constitutions may wish to avoid proceeding further.] There…

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The Old Farts Tennis Club

September 11, 2016
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Recently I joined an extremely exclusive club here on Camano Island – the swank Royal Racquet and Earl Grey Tea Society. They play on the only public tennis courts on the island. In order to…

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How I Got Crabs

August 9, 2016
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Not long ago, my wife and I moved to Camano Island, a tranquil, semi-rural community with lots of retirees. People here love four things: God, country, family and crabbing – but if they could only…

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Swingin’ in the Rain

May 3, 2016
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Recently, I played a round of golf with my longtime golfing buddy Kevin. Kevin hates it when I refer to him by his actual name in my posts, so that’s how I will refer to…

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Loser for Hire

October 6, 2015
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I love playing sports. My friends love to play me in sports, too. For years I thought it was because they enjoyed my company. They later told me that I tend to get on their…

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Is your self-esteem a little too positive? Why not try golf?

July 14, 2015
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Is your self-esteem a little too positive? Why not try golf?

When I’m feeling a little too good about myself – a little too self-assured – nothing brings me back down to earth, to my normal state of self-loathing and despair, like five hours of nonstop…

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Mission Impossible: My brave escape from an Escape Room

June 2, 2015
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Mission Impossible: My brave escape from an Escape Room

Last weekend I did something new and different. I tried a new adventure called an Escape Room. For the uninitiated, escape rooms are the latest fad activity in which they lock 8 to 14 people…

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