When it comes to maintaining discipline, for example, to keep a New Year’s Resolution, the key to doing that is both simple, and difficult to master. The key to maintaining discipline, I find, is to develop habits that you can keep consistently, and that will help you reach your broader goals. Here are ten that I think will help you become a more disciplined person.
Now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to start planning some excellent holiday meals. The other day, I noticed that my local grocery store had standing beef rib roasts on sale, and I thought that I’d give it a try. Following some advice from my dad, who has made this before to great effect, I got the necessary tools to make it and it came out, honestly, at least as well as any restaurant steak I’ve ever had.
So, to keep things simple I’ll start out listing the tools and ingredients...
Over the past few years, I’ve spent a lot of time at home, between working remotely, teaching from my home office, and, finally, wrapping up my first book-length project. Given the nature of my work, as well as long-lasting pandemics that might force us all inside for a long time, I want to take some time right now to share ten things I think you should consider improving your living space.
With the holidays coming up quickly, and birthdays being pretty constant, it can be a struggle to brainstorm what the men in your life might want for a gift.
Here, I’m going to offer ten ideas that I think most men will enjoy as gifts. Generally, I like gifts that last a long time and are something that the recipient will find useful in their daily lives. Thus, a lot of the gifts here will be practical. But, with that said, I’ll also cover some ideas that are focused, purposely, on being...
Whether you got them as a gift or for yourself, a quality pair of leather shoes or boots can last a lifetime, if you take care of them. In this piece, I’ll be going through the methods that I use to keep my leather shoes and boots in the best shape that I can, even in wet and humid weather down in Florida.
I can’t claim to be the expert in this, and there will be a lot of people who disagree with me. Here, all I offer is the methods that I use, and I hope you get some value from them as...
With the weather cooling down a little bit, I think it’s a good time to discuss a little heartier beer than the lagers we like to drink in the summer. This time, I’m going with a local brew, the Hollywood Brewing company Bushka Stout.
As usual with these reviews, I’ll talk about the beer generally a little bit. Then, I’ll go over my tasting procedures to get the most out of it, before making some recommendations on food pairings and my overall impressions.
Based in Hollywood, Florida...
With the weather in a lot of the Northern hemisphere getting cooler and wetter, now is a good time to take a look at some foods that will help shake off the chills. Here, I’m going to walk you through ten of my fall and winter favorites.
Where I am in Miami, it’s been unseasonably cold and wet, and I’ve also been extremely busy with a teaching schedule. So the focus here will be on things that are fairly easy to put together as well as seriously hearty. Instead of full recipes, some of...
We hit the Oklahoma farm and for dinner our only option was to catch and cook Catfish. Luckily she did a good job and I share one of my healthy Catfish recipes on the Big Green Egg.
Broiled Lemmon & Lime Catfish
Fresh Catfish Filets
Fresh Squeezed Lemmon & Limes
Salt & Petter
Additional Seasonings (your choice)
Wrap the above in foil and bake or put on your grill.
Back in 2013, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) started a program for travelers known as PreCheck. The goal of the program was to make the security process easier for frequent US travelers, and after using it myself for 4+ years I can confidently say it’s a must-have item. PreCheck costs $85 for 5 years of access, giving members access to separate security lines in airports around the US. These special lines are almost always shorter than the “standard” lines and they also...
As an academic, I think my blood-caffeine content, most of the time, is well above what the FDA would consider being a good idea. But, all of my experience with coffee has led me to try to get to a cup of coffee that is good, cheap, gets me up in the morning, and doesn’t take too much time out of my day.
Here, I want to make the case for pour-over coffee as a method that will substantially improve your morning brew, add some flexibility to your coffee choices, and save you a good bit of...
Right now, there are tens of thousands of cargo containers, filled with everything from cars to computers, sitting off of America’s coasts, and we can’t unload them fast enough to meet consumer demands.
Aside from that most recent shipping debacle, the past two years have been a jarring experience for a lot of people in terms of our ability to buy the things we want and need. Store shelves are sometimes bare, and even when they’re not, we might not be able to get the things we want at...
People around the world have started to travel again after COVID slowed things down significantly in 2020. As an avid traveler myself, I thought it would be interesting to round up the ten busiest airports in the world. Some of them were obvious (looking at you, Atlanta!), but I was really surprised at just how many them are in China. It will be interesting to see what this list will look like in 2021 with travel back on the rise. Use the NEXT button below to navigate through the top 10.