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Little chats about life here on JoshBenson.com

Dark day: the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter and other families

Today was like any other Sunday. I was cleaning up my storage units and pulling out parts to our old crib, rocking chair, bassinet, mobile, and anything else I could check off from the list my wife prepared for me. Our daughter Brooklyn will be born in at the end of March. Time is running out, so we need to get the nursery in order. I was sitting on the couch, ready to take another trip and get...

I’m getting back in the eBay game

I haven’t sold anything on eBay since 2014. eBay came into the scene with a ton of promise, and to this day, it has created a marketplace for anyone to essentially set up shop and make a good living in just flipping stuff. Granted, the market has become saturated with a lot of things that used to be profitable (like baseball cards – more on that later), but it’s still a great...

It’s impossible to give a toddler medication

Don’t let this image fool you. That sure is hell not my kid. I’m convinced. It’s impossible to give a toddler medication. Let me re-phrase that. It’s impossible to convince a toddler to take medication willingly. My wife and I are at our wits end to convince our 3-year-old that medicine will heal you. The taste, the texture, the thought of ingesting something that...

What am I going to do with all these baseball cards?

It’s a question many 40-year-old men (and a few women) are likely pondering. If you were a baseball card collector in the late 80s and early 90s, chances are you have a pretty heavy set of cards. And even bigger chances that the majority of them aren’t worth diddly squat. We’re talking complete sets, sets you tore through looking for the valuable cards, wax packs, you name it...

The Gasparilla Children’s Parade

Today we embarked on an annual tradition: The Gasparilla Children’s Parade. This is the precursor to the main event next weekend – the Gasparilla Parade. Essentially, thousands of people cram onto Bayshore Boulevard for one of the biggest parades in the country. But today was much more tame. It was the kids’ chance to get out there and grab some beads and cheer on some pirates...

All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy

All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy. All...

Baseball cheating: stealing signs and tossing emery boards

I gotta say, the Astros have some serious stones. To pull what they did in stealing signs using video cameras, cell phones and a trusty garbage can, go beyond any Hollywood storyline. They are next level. But they got busted. And as I scrolled through coverage about the incident (and what could be coming to the Red Sox), it got me thinking of how sheltered I’ve been in my early life for...

I was invited to fly with the Blue Angels

Today my boss called me into the conference room to unload a ‘great idea’ for some upcoming content. He asked me if I wanted to fly with the Blue Angels. Wow, the BLUE ANGELS. Now THAT would be some great content. I thought about it for about 3 seconds and said absolutely….not! Yes, I said no. I know what you’re probably thinking. This guy is an idiot. This is a once in a...

Things to do in Tampa: eBoats

We’ve lived in Tampa for nearly five years now. Time has flown. But regardless of where I’ve lived in the past, I’ve always struggled with the question I had yesterday: what are some things to do in Tampa? It almost seems obvious since Tampa has a lot to offer. But when you’re really pressed against the coals and have to make a decision, it’s not that easy. My...

The thing about blogging every day

It’s not easy, that’s for sure. Today is Friday, a day I’ve waited for what seems to be an eternity. It’s a day to unwind and prepare yourself for the weekend. This also is the day my parents arrive from chilly Minnesota! I rarely get to see them. So while I had to work, I was able to have dinner and chat with them briefly before finishing up the 8:00 newscast. Then it was...

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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