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RIP Chuck, a great dog

RIP Chuck, a great dog

On April 11, 2016, we laid to rest our dear, sweet dog Chuck. He’d been with us a long time — and was a mature dog when we got him — so he was an old fellow. Chuck’s story is largely unknown… Before we met…

20 Years!?

20 Years!?

My calendar reminded me today that my first post on DrewVogel.COM was 20 years ago today… While I’d been writing online for some time before that, this article from April 6, 1996 was the first on this domain name. Wow. While I don’t blog here…

Super Mario: We love you!

Super Mario: We love you!

Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go save Princess Peach! Go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!
Get a mushroom – it’s Super Mario!
Get a flower – it’s Fire Mario!
Goomba! Troopa! Buzzy Beetle! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!
Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
Go and beat the Koopa tribe, go!
Today, full of energy, Mario runs
Today, full of energy, jumping!
Today, full of energy, searching for coins
Today, keep going, Mario!
Get a star – become invincible!
Quickly, go save Princess Peach!
Lakitu! Blooper! Cheep Cheep! Beat them all!
Mario is always full of energy and strong!
Today, full of energy, Mario is still running, running
He’s made it to the castle and gets fireworks!
Lightly sidestepping the Hammer Bros.
Show the last of your power, Mario!
It’s been a long journey but it’s nearly at an end
You’ve done it, you’ve done it! You’ve defeated Bowser!
Princess Peach says “Thank you”
Mario’s got a great big heart!
Mario’s adventure is over for now, but
Mario’s dream lives forever…

New Home!

New Home!

Yesterday, we moved from our house of 14 years to our new home… Actually, we’ve been moving for some time, but last night (November 1, 2015) was our first night spent in the new digs. We’re 95% moved, with only a few odds-and-ends to pick…

Happy Birthday Julia Child!

Happy Birthday Julia Child!

Happy Birthday, you grand dame!  

CF+WC 2015 Sidewalk Fun

CF+WC 2015 Sidewalk Fun

Some of the most fun I’ve had on a sidewalk, recently…

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Join us September 11-13 2015 in Washington Park, downtown Cincinnati, at the 2015 edition of CINCINNATI FOOD + WINE CLASSIC.  Magical things are in store! Information, talent lineup, tickets and more at CINCINNATI FOOD + WINE CLASSIC

See you there!

 

Extremely Proud of Wendy!

Extremely Proud of Wendy!

The big announcement… Several of you know that Wendy has been writing novels. The news that we can finally announce is that she’s just signed with a very successful agent — Carly Watters with P.S. Literary. This is big news, folks! I am so very…