Category: Blog

Survival Sandwich

This is a Starbucks Gluten-free Canadian Bacon and Egg sandwich, and it has something important to teach us about survivalism and the importance of maintaining personal standards. See, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love starting the day in the kitchen and while my fare is almost always simple, the ingredients are high quality and I am…

November 14, 1997

I’m standing alone in a wood panel room, staring with unfocused eyes at the thin, taught carpet that barely veils the concrete floor beneath it. There are people coming in and out of the room; dressing, preparing, talking casually. I haven’t slept in a couple days and I’ve got that kind of surreal, out-of-body tunnel vision that you only get…

Stovetop Bourbon Baked Beans

Traditionally, baked beans are more of “summer” oriented dish, but to me, they’re the perfect side to compliment the declining temperatures and fading colors of fall. So whether you’re looking for a classic bbq or tailgate dish, or you’re looking to add a little fire-water tinged goodness to your holiday meals, this bourbon baked beans recipe is the perfect choice.…

Bulletproof Communication

This is bulletproof coffee – and it has something valuable to teach us about communication. Allow me to explain…. If you and I were chatting about coffee and you asked me my opinion of bulletproof coffee, I’d likely inform you that I feel it is an affront to the dignity and purity of coffee as a culture. However, if we…

MenEssentials: Overcoming My Fear of the Megastore

To be fair, I don’t really have a “fear” of megastores, but “mildly self-aggrandizing, idealogical aversion to” doesn’t really roll off the tongue…or fit in a subject line. So when the guys at MenEssentials first contacted me about checking out their shaving products I took one look at their site and my knee-jerk reaction was to dismiss them. You see, I have always…