Random Ravings

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The Subtle Art of Dine and Dash… Nearly.

Our story takes place at the Wagon Wheel, a great family diner in Delmont, PA right off of rt22. Driving home from an estate sale, Liam asked if we could eat somewhere.  Being right near Delmont, Laurie thought of the Wagon Wheel right off the bat and the...

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Laurie Flew to Dallas – 5 Days of Survival

Setting the stage... So my wife Laurie went on a trip to Dallas, TX and left me at home with my two sons, Harrington and Liam, and our three dogs, Tess (Beagle Mix), Wiggles (Poodle Mix), and Jake (Australian Shepard) and I was also dog sitting Luna, my Sarah and...

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Chicken Names: Why we named our chickens Marge.

  We got Chickens. Chicken Names? We named them, "Marge". Looking for good chicken names?  We opted for one.  The story started about 3 or 4 years ago when we were driving back from someplace or another and happened to pass an Amish farm with a sign, "Chickens for...

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Buck Season 2017 – 8 Point Whitetail Harvest

While I come from a family of hunters and trappers in the little town of Ligonier in western Pennsylvania, at a young age I never really had an interest in hunting. I think it was more of a patience thing looking back. This year, with the nice late November weather, I...

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Shed Snake Encounter

So I went out to our shed to see if I had a cat crate in there and when I opened the door... a little mouse desperately jumped out between my legs and ran off! I never had that happen before and when I looked down... I saw this guy slithering...

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Sudden Honey Bee Swarm

Just a day in the life of a Luther. I was helping my brother by taking some video of a few of Queen honey bee cells (He is breeding queens) when I noticed a whole lot of activity around his garage.     My brother is a beekeeper (among other things) and has a small...

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Jellystone Park – Luray, Virginia

On our return trip from Colonial Williamsburg, we decided (by we I mean Laurie) to stop in at Jellystone park in Luray, Virginia. Although we were only there one night, it was the complete highlight of our vacation. For starters, the staff was amazingly...

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Egmont Key – Forts & Turtles

Egmont Key is a Florida State park that is now primarily a wildlife refuge but has a military history as well. It was a strategic military fort (Ft. Dade) during the Spanish American War and held military significance through WWI & WWII.

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A Few Holiday Packaging Encounters

So I am a marketing guy and I love Christmas and this time of the year in general.  What I hate is shopping and God bless my wife for putting up with me as we causally peruse through what seems like the depths of hell for hours upon hours.  To help pass the time, I...

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Kmart Can Ship My Pants!

Ok, this marketing campaign made the ranks of my monthly #CoffeeBreak category! I secretly root for K-Mart.  It is the department store of my childhood and I always loved going in there. However, in today's world I go into K-Mart and it just looks... bad.  The...

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Bumper Sticker Marketing

It is amazing how bumper Sticker slogans have run rampant in society and how hungrily they are consumed.  Look at Politics.  I am 100% certain entire speeches are designed to coin one or two bumper sticker phrases that can then be chanted by acolytes and consumed by...

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