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Little chats about life here on JoshBenson.com

Bella is getting in to the soccer game

I grew up with baseball, basketball and football. At no time did I dabble in soccer. So at age 41, I’m afraid to say I can hardly recite the rules to the game. It’s all mush to me. Soccer wasn’t big in Central Minnesota coming up in mid-80s. However, hockey was. And I never played. So go figure. Regardless, I’m happy to see Bella branching out and trying something outside...

Inauguration Day

Today was quite a day for the country. We watched as now former President Donald Trump boarded Marine One to depart the White House for the last time. We watched as Joe Biden became President Biden. We watched as the first woman – the first black woman – was sworn in as Vice President. Kamala Harris has changed history. This isn’t a political post. I won’t take sides. But...

The pandemic haircut

Today was a good day for a haircut. I got one before the holidays so I was overdue. As I sat in the chair talking to my stylist Geo, we discussed the pandemic haircut: who gets them, who doesn’t and why they choose to do what they do. Early on, haircuts were forbidden. We didn’t know much about this pandemic, so everyone was forced to ‘let it grow’ until there was some...

2 weeks down, 50 to go

Well, tomorrow I’m at two weeks blogging every day. I must say, it’s much more difficult  than when I made the prediction I could blog every day of 2020. Well, that failed on March 23rd – a few days before our daughter was born. This year, I don’t have any excuses. My goal continues to blog every day of 2021. We’ll see if I can do it. I have somehow managed to get...

The endless confusion surrounding my spice rack

I’m a ‘middle-of-the-road’ kind of cook. When I cook, I feel I do a good job. But I don’t cook enough to know the rules of that road in order to be confident. Take chicken for instance. You can cook it a million ways, and I do. But in the end of the preparation there’s always that nagging voice in the back of my head ‘is it cooked enough? Will you have food...

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Two things I know: Journalist and Police Officer aren’t the most popular careers right now. But way back when my brothers and I were wee lads, we thought those jobs were pretty cool and they struck a chord with us. I went the journalist route, our middle brother went into banking (smart) and my oldest brother became a sheriff’s deputy. So I’m thanking he and others in the...

Christmas is officially over

The end of Christmas doesn't come until all the decorations are packed up and put away. For us, this requires a full day and several trips to the storage unit. But alas, it is over. We have succeeded in closing out the season yet again - and I am relieved.

Happy New Year, I have few plans

Well, would you look at that. We made it. Happy New Year. Not that we’re even close to out of the woods yet with coronavirus, but at least there are some signs of promise on the horizon. I worked this week (a lot) since everyone else is off and enjoying the last of their holiday time off. I was lucky to have Christmas off. That’s the thing about TV News – you’re always...

Grateful for 2020

Yeah, it felt weird to type that title. While 2020 will be chalked up on many lists as the worst on record, I can’t say it was that way for our family. We were lucky and extremely grateful for 2020. Here is a quick look back at some of the bright spots in such a dark year. Hello, Brookie! We welcomed Brooklyn Hart Benson into the world and a very strange operating room rife with PPE, Covid...

I left ya some lefse

Some of my earliest memories as a kid involve food. I hail from Scandia: a small, Swedish and Norwegian town in Minnesota. Growing up, I sampled many flavors of each homeland. One that stands out is the simple, flat and delicious lefse (pronounced LEFF-SUH). By definition, lefse is a traditional soft Norwegian flatbread. It is made with potatoes, flour, butter, and milk or cream. It is cooked on...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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