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  • January 11, 2023

    A Challenge For the New Year

    I’ve had an interesting relationship with “New Year Resolutions” down through the years. I really enjoy contemplating and crafting purpose statements and reflecting on potential changes for different areas of my life. And that time to think deeply about my...

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  • December 6, 2022

    Anticipation - It’s Making Me Wait

    In the 1970s, the Heinz Ketchup Company had a series of advertisements highlighting the “thick, rich texture” of their product. The ads featured people pouring ketchup from a Heinz bottle and having to wait for the ketchup to actually flow....

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  • November 29, 2022

    Memories of Christmas Cookies

    My wife and I got married just a little over 42 years ago. I’m from South Carolina, but I married a Jersey girl, so I thought it was going to be the New Jersey culture to which I would have...

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  • November 21, 2022

    Thankful for Thanksgiving

    The first “Thanksgiving Day” in the United States was celebrated November 26, 1789. President George Washington proclaimed that this was a holiday. For the next 150 years or so, the holiday was dependent on a yearly proclamation by the President....

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  • September 27, 2022

    Fall is for Apples

    I know a lot of people are under the impression that Fall is Pumpkin Spice season. And although I have been known to indulge in a good pumpkin spice doughnut every now and then, fall is apple season, especially here...

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  • September 13, 2022

    Goodbye, Summer! Hello, Soup Season!

    I was up early this morning, and I checked the weather forecast for the day. We are not supposed to get out of the 60s. Looks like fall is here in Muskegon. There are a lot of different food-related items...

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  • September 8, 2022

    An “ABC” Approach to Kitchen Tool Storage

    A number of years ago, when I was working in the non-profit world, the management of our organization brought in a consultant to help our executives with time management and personal organization. I remember two things very clearly from his...

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