#13 – Participate in a Competition

I am a competitive son of a bitch. I just want to throw that out there.  I figure it’ll clear the air for the post that you are about to read.  The reasons for it?  I think I’m going to toss this one at my father.  I love him dearly, but growing up he was […]

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#14 – Food Festival!

Living in Lancaster, PA is an odd mix of being in an urban environment that is working to reinvent itself and old world style agriculture that still supports and sustains a majority of the population.  I live in the city, so I’m walking distance to all kinds of shops, restaurants and bars as well as […]

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#22 – Take a Cooking Class

My mother would tell you that I learned to cook when she sat me up on the countertop as a kid and had me watch as she prepped the family dinners.  No, I wasn’t sitting in some kind of specialty made countertop foam enclosed baby chair.  I was there near the knives, the flames and […]

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#9 – Brew Beer

Beer.  It’s a simple thing that has been kicking around since…well, I don’t know exactly when off the top of my head, but it’s been awhile.  The ancient Egyptians had a form of it they fed to the slaves building the pyramids, so clearly it’s pretty old…as evident by the word “ancient”. My relationship with […]

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#12 – Learn to Snowboard

Before we get into the bulk of the post, let’s chat a bit about semantics.  I write advertising and marketing copy for a living and while you may passively wave your hand and say something like, “Psh, it’s just semantics”, you need to understand that for who I am, doing what I do, it’s never […]

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#8 – There are many like it, but this one is mine

I would love to tell you that the idea for The List was my own idea, but alas, it is not to be. The concept of putting together a list focused on accomplishing things before your next birthday was first brought to my attention by my dear friend, Christine.  She told me about her project […]

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#11 – Give Blood

phobia \ fo-be-a\ n: an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things. I don’t like needles. Yes, yes.  I understand that “nobody really does, Steve.”  Right, well…good for those people.  In order for you to fully grasp the magnitude of my previous statement I’m going to have to give you a […]

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Can’t go home again

One of the reasons that I started this project is for that very reason; I can’t go home again.  Of course, it’s nothing as dramatic as it sounds, especially when I say it out loud. I haven’t had a falling out with my family. The house hasn’t burned down. I’m not lost in Western Delaware […]

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The List

This wasn’t the easiest thing to put together.  Go ahead and try it sometime.  I’m not talking about putting together a “bucket list” of stuff that you’d like to do before you die.  That isn’t what this project is about at all.  It’s about building a list of experiences that will challenge, enlighten, scare the […]

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The start of something…

This post, and blog I guess, originally started off with the line, “I don’t like my birthday.” And it’s true, I don’t. But I don’t know that it’s my birthday that’s the problem anymore.  I’m basing this entirely on the two weeks I had leading up to my 30th birthday, not too long ago.  Saying […]

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