Author Archives: awalden

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Fudge Holiday Recipe

Okay, this recipe started in 2017 (yeah… this year). But, it’s a keeper. So, I’m a huge dark chocolate fan (go delicious healthy food!), which my wife got me hooked on. So, I updated an online recipe and made it my own to…

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Moving Nixon to Kindergarten

I remember reading a Malcolm Gladwell book. I think it might have been Outliers, and it was the concept of being born during certain times of the year excelled your probability for success. For example, hockey players born on this month were more likely…

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Five Great Things from 2017

Looking back this year, it felt that we accomplished quite a bit. It was not an easy year, but it was definitely a good year to be thankful. We had a lot of great things happen, which included these highlights. European Vacation In…

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Five Great Work Things from 2017

A year of change, a year of growth — And here we stand stronger and smarter.     The Islands of Tahiti Wonderful and warm people. Beautiful destination. Challenging and rewarding work which keeps our team passionate. There was a lot of sweat and…

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Audiobook 2017: Review

  S Town This was a bit out of the standard format of an audiobook, but this drew me in like no other podcast. S-town, a true story, starts with a possible murder in a small, dinky town in the middle of nowhere.…

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Book Review – Bulletproof Diet

I remember listening to a podcast (Lifehacker) and they had the author of this book on. I found him incredibly interesting. He was bio-hacking his body for the best results. He was finding ways to drink great coffee, stay in shape, run his…

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2017: My top 12 Tweets

Here were a few favorites from the past year: https://twitter.com/visitandy Pursue Meaning over Happiness. Meaning is contributing beyond the self. Otherwise, you need a reason to be happy. Saying No is comfortable. You know what you’re going to get. Yes, may not lead to…

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Family Travels | Italy to Greece, A Wonderful Wedding for Jason & Allie, Back to Italy

And here we go: Rome We started the morning waking up the kids at 3am, then picking up Pop. He was going to drop us off at the airport (with the car seats) in my truck, which was incredibly nice for him to…

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2017 Reno Tahoe Odyssey: Where is my Bloody Mary

Year 7. Here we go. After taking 2016 off, Bridget took the reigns over and captain’d our team. She did a great job with managing finances, logistics, legs, etc. She really made it happen, which was great. We had a great crew this year.…

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Planning for a Year of Family Travel

The travel bug is one helluva a thing. But, it’s also trying to envision your future self in 25 years and the most important memories that you have. What is it that you’d talk about? For me, it will be this future adventure.…

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