Our @SocialFresh East Results, and SF West at #OmniSanDiego

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July brought the Social Fresh Conference to the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, and the chance for me to get out of the office for a few days to attend and make some noise from/about that gorgeous property. Social Fresh is really fantastic. One of my favorite conferences as it is a great size crowd (about 4-500), but not overbearing, lots of digital influencers, top of the line speakers and content, and by far the best feature is that it's a single track agenda...you … [Read more...]

My Favorite Dutch Food And How I Suck At Making It. #RecipeFail

Broodje Kroket Met Mosterd Recipe

I went to small American high school in Holland, which some of you may remember was the first place I ever kissed a girl who wasn't a barbie. It was on those streets of The Hague that I first had a kroket, and thanks to that deep-fried delicacy, my waistline has never been the same. Permanent and lifelong damage. This is a Broodje Kroket Met Mosterd. And frites met mayo. Helemaal lekker. Please note at this point that this is what this delicacy is supposed to look like. … [Read more...]

The Fall Of Rome.

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I once stood in a doctor's office, in my pre-social media life, waiting to have a brief conversation with him about the benefits of the drug I promoted. And standing there I noticed a picture he had framed on the wall of his practice, a histogram of world history (shown left). Being an insatiable nerd, I loved this thing. Dated all the way back to 2000BC, it showed, for example, how ancient Rome grew from being founded around 750BC, to its peak around 100AD in the time of … [Read more...]

A letter to my son.

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Today is about you, my friend.I want to tell you some things, things that you probably won't understand until you are much older. Maybe you'll even be a Daddy yourself when you feel what I'm going to tell you, and I hope you feel most of it for yourself.Boys think their Daddys aren't scared of anything, but I have to tell you, I was scared of you.See, I had a bit of a rough time as a kid. I was younger than the other boys, and had some stuff happen, and so I was afraid that … [Read more...]

That time we went to one of the most romantic hotels of the south.

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Having five kids, two careers, and a generous helping of life's distractions, my wife and I make time together an important and immovable part of our calendaring. Having thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Omni Fort Worth Hotel last year, we had been eagerly awaiting our chance to continue our experiences at Omni Hotels in Texas, and a recent visit to San Antonio's Omni La Mansion del Rio proved once again why the Huffington Post designates it as "one of the most romantic … [Read more...]

The best Ceviche recipe I’ve ever found, from a little beach bar in Mexico.

The best ceviche recipe in the known universe.

The wife and I reached our first anniversary recently, silencing all the naysayers who had said that our marriage wouldn't last a month because she wasn't nearly as good looking as I am. That's sarcasm, ma'am. Went to Mexico. Laid on a beach. Ate everything. Literally. Ate Mexico. As a result, today I'm going to share with you the best ceviche recipe I have ever come across, and it came from a little beach bar called Unico in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. I'm … [Read more...]

DaddyFood: Crock Pot White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Today my transformation to woman will be complete as I share one of our newest and newly favorite recipes with you, my Crock Pot White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe. And I mean, this recipe is SICK. You know, sick good, not sick sick. Remember too that I'm not very experimental in the kitchen, so this recipe is REALLY easy. And once I share this recipe on my blog, the only thing left to do will be to go shopping for Tampax.Crockpot White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe Servings - 6-8. … [Read more...]