One Giant Leap

Nine years ago today, I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. It would be the first in a line of perfectly good airplanes that I would eventually jump out of.

Beers, Blades, And Meat. What Could Go Wrong?

First and foremost, I need to begin this post by sending out a huge thanks to Brett and Trotters Butcher Shop and Charcuterie for hosting an incredible butchery class for me and my family on Thursday night. Between the lessons and laughter, the charcuterie and the beers, I’m pretty sure this was probably the best…

Excess And Laziness

As mentioned in a previous post, last year was less than stellar from a physical health point of view. While I successfully managed to carve out more time in which to develop a better sense of life-work balance for myself, I also became good friends with the twin devils Laziness and Excess. And under their…

The Decade That Was

While the decade doesn’t really end until the final stroke of midnight on December 31st, 2020 (approximately 353ish days from now), I thought I’d take a minute to review the last 10 years because it’s apparently the thing to do. More specifically, I thought I would reflect on some of the things that have had…

Five Nights In Paris

After spending five awesome nights in Paris, I boarded my flight home yesterday. Given my constant wanderlust, I’m never really happy to end a trip. There is always still so much left unseen, untried, uneaten, and unexplored. And I definitely don’t get homesick – although I do find myself in many situations where I wish…

The Books of 2020

One of my big goals for 2020 is to read more for fun. I already read a lot, but it’s typically academic work that requires a lot of brainpower. And sometimes a guy just wants some brain candy.

The Journey To Paris

My last few posts have focused on a review of 2019, or have outlined goals for 2020. However, you might recall that I’m also currently on a European adventure with my brothers, and a lot has happened since I last posted about that.

The Year That Could Be

Earlier this week I rang in the new year with my brothers and cousin (who also happened to be in Ostrava for the World Juniors hockey tournament) and throngs of folks who lined Stodolní street to celebrate. Since January 1 was also the anniversary of the day that Czechoslovakia split into the Czech Republic and…

A Year In Photos

As I’ve done for the past few years, I’ve had an online tool quickly determine the nine photos that I posted to the Instagrams that were the most liked. While the photos tell an interesting story, they really don’t capture much of what happened during the year.

The Year In Travel

I’m sure it comes as no surprise for me to write that 2019 was a busy year of travel, although it may surprise you to know that it wasn’t nearly as busy as previous years. I won’t lie, this makes me sad. I clearly have some catching up to do in 2020.

The Real Books Of 2019

In the early days of 2019, I outlined the books that I wanted to read by the time the clock struck midnight on December 31st. More importantly, I outlined my goal to read twelve books, with four coming from a strategic list of books that I wanted to read, but always forgot about the minute…