11 Years of Freedom From Tobacco

Aside from family birthdays and my anniversary, July 24th is the day on the calendar I look forward to the most. It’s the anniversary of the day my life changed. 11 years ago today, I quit chewing tobacco after 18 years. I can tell you that was both the most difficult and most rewarding thing I have ever done. I spent this past weekend (along with my dad, father-in-law and kids) building a play set … Continue reading

9 Years Ago – Chewie Quits Chewing

Nine Times

“9 times.” If you’re an 80’s movie fan like I am, you’ll immediately recognize this quote as coming from Ed Rooney who was Ferris Bueller’s principal. And while that’s one of my all time favorite movies (Check out the ongoing series I’m writing of my favorite movies by year… here’s the latest: 1983) it’s not the reason I’m writing this post today.  Today marks 9 years since I’ve quit chewing tobacco. 9 years ago this morning … Continue reading

8 Years Ago Today – Chewie Quits Chewing

8 Years Dip Free

8 years ago this morning my world was a very different place. I had a 53 day old son… the first of my three boys that I cherish above all else. Pope Benedict hadn’t resigned yet. Revenge Of The Sith was just over a year old and was finally washing away the thoughts of Jar Jar Binks. Michael Bay hadn’t touched the Transformers franchise yet. Twitter was less than a month old. Charlie Frye was the … Continue reading

Philip Seymour Hoffman – Polarizing Social Media

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I’ve had several topics in the last couple of months that surprised me at their polarity.  I’ve recapped a couple of these on the blog here: Ignorance, Free Speech And Duck Dynasty Black Friday Shopping On Thanksgiving… Please Don’t The Rolling Stones… I Just Don’t Get It I was sort of shocked the other day when I posted (apparently) yet another polarizing topic when I talked about my thoughts on the passing of actor Philip … Continue reading