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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...

Giving it another shot

I just realized that title was a major pun given the fact the coronavirus vaccines have just started rolling out. Ah, I missed blogging. Lol. What a fun year (said no one)! I hope you are all surviving and making the most of what is left of this infamous 2020. Most of us can’t wait until 2021. It’s days away. And I am going to attempt what I started nearly one year ago. I am going to...

What just happened?

Well, hello there. Talk about being derailed. Since I left you, the world essentially stopped moving, people have been holed up in their homes, we had a baby and life just seemed to get wickedly strange. Now it’s like we’re coming out of the cellar after the tornado blew through to see what is left. Adjusting our eyes as we emerge from the basements…it’s a bizarre feeling...

It’s official: Tom Brady is headed to Tampa

Wow, I have to admit, I had my suspicions that this likely wouldn’t happen. But it appears the G.O.A.T. is headed to the Bay Area. Yes, it’s official and Tom Brady is headed to Tampa. It’s easy to see why this took some time. Players have to have physicals with doctors. Contracts need to be signed. Not easy tasks when you have a global pandemic on your hands. But while I bleed...

Tom Brady to Tampa Bay feels familiar

We have been in a spin-cycle of news. Never has it been so busy. Literally, I will check my phone and there will be authentic, reportable material we could air almost by the second. That never happens. And then you tell me Tom Brady is heading to Tampa Bay. What is happening? On a football front (sans coronavirus), I remember this feeling from somewhere else. That somewhere else was Minnesota...

Free courses for kids while they’re stuck home from coronavirus

Getting to stay home from school is awesome. For a day or two. Once you find yourself stuck home from school for weeks on end thanks to a global pandemic, it just isn’t as cool anymore as a student. For parents? We already know how you feel. The good news is there are free courses for kids while they’re stuck home from coronavirus. They can learn, you can keep you sanity and everyone...

The black, white and pink nursery is done

We’ll have a new member of the family in a few days (12 to be exact). And I’m happy to say her black, white and pink nursery is ready to go. We generally like to take things down to the wire around here, so 12 days to spare is pretty good in my book. It starts with a vision The vision was created from my wife Tara. For months she talked about ‘a black wall’ and ‘a...

We’re having a baby during a global pandemic

Ah, what a time to be alive. Even crazier, is the thought of bringing a baby into a world that is completely terrified, confused, frustrated and alarmed. It’s not what I had envisioned during the last few years of trying to get to this finish line, but alas, here we are. Welcome to the world, Brooklyn! All of this can be yours! Our daughter will be born two weeks from yesterday barring any...

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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