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The Mourning Moon through a TV camera

I was just leaving the TV station, pulled around the corner and the moon about smacked me in the face. WOW. I wasn’t prepared for the big moon tonight, and being a bit uneducated on meteorology and all-things-moon, I had no idea except for something maybe to do with a solstice. I was somewhat right after doing digging around online. Turns out a full moon in November is the last before the...

Famous tax quotes for this Tax Day

Happy Tax Day. Is it though? Happy? Well, we hope so for your sake and that you’ve planned accordingly and that your taxes are paid and you don’t have to worry about it anymore (for last year). It’s not always the case for taxpayers. It’s a bit unnerving to look at a paystub and see how much money you’ve earned that WON’T be going into your pocket. However...

How to talk Minnesotan: a survival guide

Today has been full of discovery. But nothing comes close to the gem I came across for anyone planning to live or visit my home state of Minnesota. If you are frightened, it’s a normal feeling. But with the right training, even you can understand, coexist and thrive in the rural townships dotted along the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Learn how to talk Minnesotan. The following video may be too...

It has been a crafty Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day. In fact, (and probably more importantly for a lot of you), happy Friday. It is a beautiful day in Miami. I won’t rub it in too much for my friends to the north who’ve experienced one of the crappiest winters on record. The warmth is coming soon, we hope. We’ll send some sun your way. My girlfriend Tara is generally sleep-deprived, punching keys on...

New Year: From Miami with love on this holiday

Welcome to 2014. We hope you had a safe and wonderful New Year’s Eve. We do what we do every year – get all dressed up for no apparent reason, make food, watch (more like hear) fireworks outside on our balcony and ring in the new year quietly. We’ve never been big on shelling out ‘Miami-Cash’ for a night out on New Year’s Eve. We could hear Pitbull’s...

Last game at the Metrodome in Minnesota

The last of the Metrodome Today is bittersweet. The Vikings of Minnesota are playing the Lions of Detriot in the last game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Update: The Vikings won the game 14-13 over the Lions). It’s actually ‘Mall of America Field’. But to Minnesotans, it’s always been called The Dome. It’s bittersweet because many are happy to see it go...

A Minnesota Christmas in 6.5 days

Tis’ that time of year again. I’m back in good ol’ Scandia, Minnesota for ‘early Christmas’. I can’t remember the last time I’ve celebrated Christmas on its actual day. While in the TV News business, I rarely had Christmas off. Now that I am in a ‘commercial break’ from the business, I have all the time in the world. But my girlfriend...

When Jury Duty calls

It took 34 years for a jury summons to arrive in my mailbox. I knew it was coming, I just never knew when. But alas, it’s arrived. So here I am in the Jury Pool awaiting my instructions at Dade County Court in Miami, Florida. Getting here wasn’t an issue. It was about four minutes from my apartment. But surprisingly, I never ‘drive’ downtown for anything. So today I had...

The next generation is ready to take over

My mind was blown today. I was cranking out some work at my desk when my FaceTime started going off. Thanks to Apple’s new update, ALL of my devices started blowing up. Turned out it was my nephew. I clicked him on and we chatted about ‘something cool’ he just had to show me. He flipped his iPod around and pointed it at my brother’s computer screen. This is about how the...

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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