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Pay it Forward

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I heard a wonderful story yesterday on the news. An Oregon teacher collected about 1100 Happy Meal toys over the course of 25 years in the hopes of selling it and putting the proceeds towards his retirement. When he heard the story of little 4-year old Logan Roninger (pictured above) in need of a wheelchair, […] [Read More]
Categories: Gifts, men's clothing

LOUNGE: \ ‘lounj \

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The word “lounge” can take on many different meanings. It can be used to describe those smoke filled bars from the ’70’s ladened with polyester clad fellas and overly dressed women. Or it could refer to a resting area within a public restroom or private room of an airport. Or yet again, to those teak […] [Read More]
Categories: General

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  “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Gifts

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You can’t seem to go wrong.  That wallet-sized piece of plastic made to order in different denominations seems to appease anyone and everyone on your “good” list.   According to the National Retail Federation, 8 in 10 consumers will purchase a gift card this holiday season.  In fact, the average person will spend approximately $160 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Gifts

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“Attention last-minute shoppers. RUN, don’t walk to your computers!!” There are a few retailers who have enable time-crunched consumers, like myself, to purchase a forgotten gift and still receive it in time for Christmas morning. I have 2 words for them… THANK YOU! REI – Order by 10am.  *Stop reading the list immediately and go […] [Read More]
Categories: Gifts

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Generally speaking, most men dislike shopping. Whether buying for themselves or for that special someone, procuring the perfect present is not an enjoyable task.  Between the different collections, the numerous choices and the constant crowds, it’s simply not their cup of tea. That leaves many men with a variety of voids that can easily be […] [Read More]
Categories: General, men's clothing

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“It’s all in the delivery” may refer to the preface of a punchline or the first step in asking a friend for a favor.  As someone once said, it’s not WHAT you say, but rather HOW you say it. The same theory should hold true with gift giving…”It’s not WHAT you give, but rather HOW […] [Read More]
Categories: bags, General, Gifts

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There are some childhood memories I can recall that were momentous while others were just simple, routine occurrences that, to this day, have left a lasting and comforting impression.  The bedrooms of our moderate, split level home were incredibly close together  separated only by a small hall and one full bathroom.  My dad’s pre-work preparation […] [Read More]
Categories: General