Going On Summer Vacation During The Pandemic – Episode #61

Summer Vacation

Memorial Day is upon us. How is the COVID-19 pandemic and CDC guidelines impacting your summer vacation plans this year? Are you maintaining a quarantined lifestyle, or are you making plans that include practicing reasonable social distancing recommendations while going on vacation? In this podcast...

Reflections On “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis – Episode #60

Grief - Wilted Rose

This past week, a friend of mine died unexpectedly. Trying to process my grief, I turned to "A Grief Observed" by C.S. Lewis. In today's podcast, I walk through this raw and emotionally gut-wrenching book as I wrestle with the loss of a loved one...

Homemade Beer Battered Onion Rings! (Deep Fried)

Homemade Beer Battered Onion Rings

There are probably few things more comforting and delicious than beer battered onion rings. I don't make them often, but when I do, I go big or go home. Frozen onion rings from the grocery store are okay, but they really don't do much to tickle my inner or outer fat kid. So when I get a hankering for onion rings, I hold nothing back, and make these awesome beer battered onion rings.

No Burgers Without Cheese Please! – Episode #59

Burger

For over a decade I've been learning the art and science of making a better burger. In today's podcast, I share my dogmatic philosophy that guides me in making a better cheeseburger. These rules will ruin you. Follow only if you want to really make the best cheeseburger possible...

Conspiracy Theories Are Real (Sometimes)!?!? ~ Episode #58

Conspiracy Theories

As Americans, we love conspiracy theories. But why is that? From our founding fathers, to who really killed JFK, to the coronavirus, we always feel like someone powerful is behind the curtain pulling all the levers that make our world go round. In today's podcast, I explore the political and psychological reasons why conspiracy theories appeal to us so deeply...

Are You Stuck In A Rut? What To Do When Tomorrow Never Comes – Episode #57

Bill Murray Groundhog Day

Are you stuck in a rut? I think the coronavirus has many of us feeling like we are stuck in a rut, and one that mirrors Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day," where every day is the same and tomorrow never comes. In today's podcast, I talk about some practical steps we can take to get out of a rut...

What Should I Do With My Coronavirus “Stimulus” Check From The IRS? – Episode #56

Stimulus Payment from IRS

What should you do with your coronavirus "stimulus check" coming from the IRS? And how should the COVID-19 pandemic impact your personal finances? In today's podcast, I discuss how to manage your personal finances during these difficult times...

“Liberty vs. Collectivist” Responses To COVID-19 In America & Canada – Episode #54

Canada vs America

COVID-19 highlights the tensions we have about our individual "civil liberties" and our "collective" duties as citizens. In today's podcast I talk with a Canadian friend as we compare and contrast America and Canada's responses to the coronavirus, and how our respective national DNA shapes the responses of our respective countries, and the tensions that exist in both nations.