Category Archives: My Life

When The Memories Fall Out

Throughout The Not-So-Great Quarantine of 2020, I’ve been binging on memories. Memories of people, places and things. I’ve been through bins and boxes of old photos, remembering less anxious times and enjoying the flood of memories that I have that … Continue reading

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Pain & Dealing With It

Pain…for me anyways…is literally a pain in the ass. I’ve been dealing with various symptoms of sciatica and back pain for many years and after so much of it, the idea of pain is really simply…how much can you deal … Continue reading

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A Half A Century

Sooooo…I’m 50. Seriously…I had to pause and look at that before I moved on because…it just seems so…crazy? Odd? What is the word I’m looking for? Unbelievable? When you’re a kid…50 sounds OLD. Hell…when you’re in your 20’s, 50 sounds … Continue reading

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A New Driver In The House

16 years I’ve been driving this kid around. When he was an infant, I strapped him into his car seat and listened to him screaming when we bought a new Ford Explorer (I wanted to pull the car over and … Continue reading

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March Madness 2018

This year for the Madness, I found myself following the eventual national champion,  Villanova Wildcats, throughout the tournament! In Pittsburgh, Nova easily took out Radford in the 1st Round then romped on Alabama in the 2nd. Moving on to Boston … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2017 & A New Tradition?

This year was another stellar Layton family get-together! As usual, we spent time hanging out with Mom & Dad, crashed at Uncle Frank’s home in the woods and had Thanksgiving dinner at Aunt Mandy’s house. Everyone got their fill (including … Continue reading

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When Sitting (& Sh!%ting) Get To Be A Problem…

So for 3 years or so, I’ve been working out, watching what I’m eating, doing my best to keep my sciatic nerve and back issues in check. Years ago, I had a herniated disc and my sciatic nerve got tweaked, … Continue reading

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Good Times In Chi-Town

It’s been a few years since the last time my high school friends got together and went on a road trip. The last time, we found ourselves in New York City. THIS time…Chicago was our town of choice and we … Continue reading

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Super Bowl 50

  Another winter, another Super Bowl. This one was special though…because it was the 50th! Unlike last year’s football extravaganza, this one didn’t live up to the hype…unless you like defense. Because it was Denver’s defense that won the game … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015

Another year, another great Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition to have it at Mom & Dad’s house and this year it returned after a single season at Frank’s home out in the sticks. Although I kind of enjoyed the “no cable, … Continue reading

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14 Years Later…

This week, Stephanie & I are celebrating our 18th year of togetherness, 14 of them in wedlock. It seems like only yesterday when I was walking through the WLWT newsroom to be introduced to my new producer. Although she doesn’t … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer 2014

  Well…so there ya go. ANOTHER summer come & gone. It seems the summer months FLY by and if you blink…they’re over. It was a great summer this year with trips to Denver and Cedar Point. We visited Grandma & … Continue reading

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Kayaking On The Potomac

A little after-work kayaking on the Potomac! – at Potomac River View on Path

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Denver Trip 2014

Denver, CO. Home of the Broncos and Peyton Manning, the Rockies, lots of mountains and now…The Estrada’s. One of our country’s greatest cities and recently our good friends up and moved there. So…this obviously gave us every reason to take … Continue reading

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Kings Island Fun 2014

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