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One month of blogging every day

Blogging every day is a tough task. Life gets in the way and I have to play catchup. But I’m one month in and so far so good. Had a few delays, but I’m getting the job done. Some people ask why I blog every day. It’s a good question. I think it’s for accountability more than anything. I have so much going on in my life, I try to succeed in seeing things through. It’s...

Good help is hard to find

Well, at an affordable price for a home renovation contractor during a pandemic, that is. We bought our condo late last year and it’s in dire need of an upgrade. We started the process in September and we’re still here, waiting to begin. Still working to lock down our contractors. The issue appears to be the pandemic. People are stuck at home, so why not do some upgrades...

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...

Take a walk

I’m far too busy. There’s no doubt about it. I find there are not enough hours of the day to complete what I need to get done. But it’s a dilemma I’ve created. And actually, I like to stay busy. When I’m not, I start to fidget. So there’s probably something psychological going on there – but I press on. Today we took a walk to the park to get just chill...

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.

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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