In praise of the Jason Bourne film franchise

Over the past week, I rewatched the entire Jason Bourne film franchise and I feel like the greatness of this series needs to be celebrated. Some random thoughts: 1. Overall, this is the best spy movie franchise IMO. Whoa, Matt, what about James Bond? I hear you saying. Look, I get that Bond is iconic […]

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The 5 Stages of Colonoscopy Prep

My first colonoscopy went well, thanks for asking. It happened yesterday — my first surgery/medical procedure of any kind. It’s true — no broken bones, no sprained ankles, nothing that has ever required me to see a doctor for anything other than preventative treatments and regular checkups. I’ve been blessed. The procedure itself went well […]

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My Sub-$250 Home/Garage Gym

Gym #1: I used to go the gym right up the street as part of my less-than-hardcore efforts to lose weight and get in better shape. It was one of those strip mall, 24-hour gyms with really basic weight and cardio equipment, and not a lot of either. There were a lot of nights when […]

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The Alive: The Kids are Alright

I have to tell you about this band I saw a couple weeks ago at the BottleRock festival in Napa. They were the first band of the day, called The Alive. I’d never heard of them and had no intention of paying much attention to their set — but they were gonna play on the […]

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Slow-cooker recipe: Sweet Chili Meatballs

Found this quick recipe in Food Network magazine and, since we don’t always save those for future use, I want to put this here primarily as a reminder to myself for how to make it. Not that it’s difficult — it’s brain-dead easy. But I’ll forget because it’s not something I’ll make super often. Step […]

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