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Dads and miscarriage: it’s sucks for everyone

If you’ve ever dealt with a miscarriage, I don’t have to tell you how frustrating, sad and awful it is. My wife Tara and I have dealt with our fair share and wished we hadn’t, but that’s life. We’ve found over time, the pain remains, but gets better when you work through it together. And for Dads and miscarriage, it’s not much easier. I learned a lot through...

My Sunday date with IKEA

I’m writing this to you in a near-comatose state. If you really want to have a blast, go to IKEA and build stuff all day. You’ll hardly be able to move by the time it’s bedtime. And that’s where I am today. The countdown for the arrival of our daughter is on, so I need to take every waking free moment to crush out some work on the nursery. Today was finishing up her closet...

It’s not a shower, it’s a sprinkle?

Guys never really have it figured out. But boy, we learn quickly when we have to. Did you know that a baby shower for your second kid isn’t shower. They call it a sprinkle, allegedly. I mean, it makes sense. Today, the lovely ladies in Orlando (friends and family) threw a beautiful ‘sprinkle’ for Tara. The room was made up beautifully at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park. It’s...

Never too late to be thankful for what you’ve got

It’s been a week. Despite going down hard with a case of Strep Throat, I’ve been inundated with depressing news. Not within my circle (thank goodness), but just in general. In TV News, there’s no shortage of awful stories. It’s the reason a lot of you don’t watch local TV News anymore. I get it. But I still work in it and have to read the stories. Whether it was the...

Man, do pets hate storms

It’s late on this Thursday, and we’re staring at a wall of hell coming at us on the radar. It’s always more sinister looking than it is (well, I guess in my case). Tell that to those who’ve had their properties destroyed by straight-line winds and tornadoes. I’ve been through my fair share of dicey storms. This one coming at us should be hitting any minute, but...

How to shut off autoplay on Netflix

If you crush a lot of content on Netflix, you know your way around the platform. Perhaps you like the autoplay previews or the how the next episodes start without allowing you the proper amount of time for a bathroom break. It’s a genius concept, but many people would likely want to know how to shut off autoplay on Netflix. It was so much of an issue, Netflix even mentioned it on Twitter...

I’ve been hit by the Strep train

I’ve always enjoyed the feeling of a thousands knives stabbing the back of my throat. Strep and I were always friends (especially in the younger years). But to get it at age 40 is some B.S. What started as the infamous ‘tickle’ in the back of the throat turned sinister. What I thought was allergies (silly boy), morphed into the thousand throat lashings, full body ache and...

Some quick hotkeys to remember when a web page isn’t loading correctly

I work around a lot of websites. And these websites are constantly updated with new content and images. Sometimes a site doesn’t look right. Or maybe a change that was made doesn’t look like it ‘took’. The first step you should ever take in the even something doesn’t look right is to refresh and clear the cache. What is a cache? This simply means that the browser you...

So winning a Super Bowl can be done

First off, congratulations to the Kansas City Chiefs on the big win. I was pulling for them. And the only reason is that after 50 years of waiting, I feel the fans deserve that as well. It tells me, it can happen. Am I bitter? Yes. I am a Minnesota Vikings fan and as I age, I tend to take losing a lot better. As a teenager, I just couldn’t understand why the Vikes couldn’t win the big...

New video series coming

Happy February! January was the longest year ever, but we survived. I’m pulling out all my devices and creating a new project. I’m sharpening up my video editing abilities on Adobe Premiere. And it’s amazing how much fun I had just having some wine and editing last night. It’s one of the things I truly love. The editing is fun, too. Lol. The series will live on YouTube...

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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