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5×5 With The Hook: Dennis Andres.

Let’s face facts, the world isn’t exactly the funnest place to be these days, is it? In my humble opinion, anyone who can help us forget the fires burning outside our door is a hero. To that end, today’s guest, … Continue reading

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Seven Travel Hacks For Morons.

To be clear, I’m not suggesting you’re a moron if you recognize yourself as someone who needs to follow my guidelines. But I am saying that we all make mistakes that make our lives more difficult than they need to … Continue reading

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A Return To Form For Throwback Thursday.

“People keep asking if I’m back, and I haven’t really had an answer. But, yeah, I thinking I’m back.” – Keanu Reeves as once-retired assassin John Wick. There’s an old saying, “Give the people what they want.” It worked in … Continue reading

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Is “Super-Dad” Dead?

I’m a tremendous admirer of Cyndi Lauper. Strange way to begin this piece, I know, but if you’re willing to travel a bit with me, all will become clear I promise. To clarify, I admire one specific Lauper song, Time … Continue reading

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The Hook’s Guide To Being A Traveling Dad.

When I was a kid, my father just didn’t give a damn about being a dad. That’s the long and short of it; there was no father/son bonding time, no cherished childhood memories. Growing up, I had a buddy, Ralphie … Continue reading

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5×5 With The Hook: Tracy Moore.

She stepped into a television hosting role held by a beloved personality who should have been a tough act to follow – and she aced it immediately. She’s the warmest-yest-simultaneously-coolest, hippest, most lovable woman on TV since Mary Tyler Moore. … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder How The Hook’s Day Begins?

Not my actual day at home, but my “labors” in the hospitality field. It is five past eight in the morning as I peck these words out to you and I’ve already spent ten minutes wiping down the handrail leading … Continue reading

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