2019 - The Year of the Stoic

I knew something had to change. My attitude. My mindset. My surroundings. My routines. Something. And so far those things have - and I’m working on a few others. They’ve changed because I’m solely focused on areas of my life in which I know I have the power to improve. Here is my journey with stoicism and why I felt chasing the idea of becoming a stoic was my next move.

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Grief Sucks and Dogs are Amazing

If you’ve been following me, you know my dog died on January 29th. I had to put him to sleep because of an issue that wouldn’t get any better, and would only cause him pain. There would be no “quality” in the phrase “quality of life”. It was the hardest decision of my life and is a moment I will never forget. I’ll never be the same, but each day brings a new opportunity to reminisce and remember what an amazing experience loving Tank was.

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Party of One Entry #1 - The Lynhall

“My alone feels so good, I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude.”

Warsan Shire

To kick off my new series about dining alone, I decided to visit The Lynhall in Uptown Minneapolis. I’ve been here a few times and each time is more pleasant than the last. With an atmosphere second-to-none and food that’ll knock your socks off, it was the perfect spot to get things done on a Sunday morning.

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