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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...

One man, one password, $220 million

This story is something. If you’ve been paying attention to Bitcoin lately, you know it has surged in value. Regardless of if you understand what Bitcoin is, what it does, or why it’s worth anything is irrelevant for this post. But there is a man who has more than 7,000 Bitcoin worth more than 220 MILLION dollars. It’s locked in a hard drive that’s password protected. The...

A great app for losing weight

When turned 40, my body started to let me know who’s boss. The mind takes a back seat and the transformation begins. Eyes start to not see as clearly, knees start to not bend as easily and overall, weight doesn’t fall off nearly as easy as it used to. So last year, I was happy to discover a great app for losing weight. There are a million apps for anything, so when I was looking for...

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...

Where is my Facebook Like button?

Remember when Facebook would tinker and roll out new features whether you liked them or not? Well, it’s happening again and this time the question many will ask is where is my Facebook Like button? Facebook announced a few days ago that they’re changing Pages (not standard profiles if you have just a normal Facebook profile). If you don’t know the difference, you sign up for a...

Florida just hit a new record of COVID-19 cases

It’s amazing how much changes in about a year. Nearly a year ago when this pandemic began, we had about 15,000 cases of coronavirus here in Florida. I remember it well as everyone was extremely paranoid because they didn’t know what we were dealing with. I remember looking at every door handle with extreme focus and wondering, is it there? I’d finagle my arm around the handle...

Sad day for America

As I sit here in the studio watching national coverage of the chaos at the nation’s Capitol, I find it hard to put into words what I’m seeing. During big events, national news will go ‘wall to wall’ meaning they take over coverage and local affiliates like us take a back seat unless a piece of local coverage is important enough to take back the coverage. This is obviously...

Time to fire up the keyboard

I played piano when I was younger. I don’t know how, but I managed to stick with lessons for a few years. As I got older, I didn’t play as much, but I wish I had. Over the years, I would go through spurts of practicing and getting the chops back. My biggest strides came in college at the University of Colorado. We had an old baby grand piano in our building. Since I didn’t know...

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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