#surprise

The Chicago Cubs have not won the World Series in THREE WEEKS. If you have been paying attention, this was not a complete surprise. While the Cubs run into October 2015 may have been ahead of schedule and caught some fans off-guard, it was clear that the team would soon be a force to be […]

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#nostalgic

It has been two years (!!) since I packed up my Chicago suburban condo for a new life near the sun-splashed beaches of California. It is amazing to consider how quickly time has passed by and how much has changed since I left home. The Blackhawks won another Stanley Cup in my first year here, […]

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#independence

It is mid-August, the best time to think about back-to-school shopping, complain about the sweltering summer heat, or dream of what event you may have excelled as an Olympian. But it’s also a good time to share What You Did Last Summer, specifically during 4th of July Weekend. Every day in California is filled with warm […]

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#rendezvous

Is this thing on? I hope you haven’t been holding your breath awaiting the next entry on Long Beach From Home. I am ashamed to admit that the last post was made over one month ago. Writing had been going swimmingly, with multiple posts per week and maintaining some routine of sharing thoughts. I have […]

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#checkpoint

One full year of living in Long Beach. Fifty (?!) blog entries. Returning to Arlington for Christmas. Some highlights from this past year… The New Year continued where the previous year left off: on a bender. Since announcing that I would move to California, it was common practice to “Meet me for a drink!” That trend […]

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#allegiance

Nearly every entry in this space has been a recap of a previous weekend or sentimental look back upon moving westward. For the handful of folks that actually choose to read the words on this page, learning about where I ate tacos or listening to my complaints about year-round golf privileges or viewing repetitive photos of California […]

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#recall

Mondays have this rotten reputation for being the worst day of the work week. DON’T TALK TO ME UNTIL I’VE HAD MY COFFEE. I’m still recovering from my weekend bender or holiday vacation or lousy round of golf… Or something like that. But Mondays never bothered me more than any other day. It might take […]

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