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My Florida Connection
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Endless scorching asphalt, blistering sun, massive crowds, and pretty pink princess overload. String bikinis, red Solo cups, wet t-shirt contests, and well-tanned hard bodies. Golf carts, cabana wear, shuffleboard, and retirement communities. Growing up, these were the things I thought of when someone mentioned Florida. None of them sounded the least bit appealing to me. Read the Rest…

Meats and Cheese, If You Please
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French Bulldog

I’d drank and dined at The French Bulldog several times before the COOP crew met there with Bryce Coulton, chef and co-owner of the charcuterie-focused restaurant. Each visit was a great experience: charming atmosphere, spot-on decor, and the food was fresh, tasty, and interesting. Those visits set the bar pretty high, which made me just Read the Rest…

Printed Words on Parade
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I still recall the cover, deep red and worn and not at all striking or memorable in design. Bennet Cerf’s Book of Laughs was a title I discovered at my grade school library sometime in the late 1980s. Something about the quips and clever one-liners caught me. The library tracking card affixed inside the front cover featured Read the Rest…

Two of Us
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I think one of my favorite things about my job at Birdhouse is that we don’t do the same thing over and over. With each project we are given a new challenge. And being a creative person, that’s what keeps me interested. I can begin my week with an online client in the UK, sourcing Read the Rest…