March Madness Memories

When Texas Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel reads this blog post, he will roll his eyes and chuckle.  He’s heard one too many University of Miami basketball broadcasting stories.  I think the last time I shared one (and it’s usually the same one) was when we were in a cab ride in St. Louis when…

Tips for a Successful Family Road Trip

Recently, I made the drive from North Texas to the northern suburbs of Chicago to visit family during my children’s Spring Break. I have two children, a five-year-old and an almost seven year-old. In addition to my daughters, the trip in the family SUV included the family dog, a 40-pound mutt named Buster. I would…

Stand-up Comedy? Holy cow!

“Why not try doing stand-up comedy?” That’s what a close friend asked me as we sat around the kitchen table this past weekend. Her husband and my wife nodded approvingly to that suggestion. Technically, I think I tried stand-up comedy already. I’ll get to my point soon. Thursday was the 15th Annual Toast to Harry…