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Be like Krampus and fill your stocking with DEEnero

Sit down next to roaring fire with Dr. Dee, and let me tell you how you can make your stockings overflow all year long. Movies like “Frosty,” “Scrooge,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and others are certainly Christmas classics. However, there are alternative movies, including “Black Christmas” and “Krampus.” Yes, these are Christmas horror movies. Before […]

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Forgive me, dear reader, for I have sinned

You’ve heard the saying, “We teach what we most need to learn,” right? For years, before it was fashionable, I taught that you need to have a morning ritual. I’ve tried many different versions, including the ones outlined in the outstanding books The Miracle Morning and The Perfect Day Formula.  But at some point this year, […]

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Turkey meatballs! Are you kidding me?

Yes, kemosabe, I write a lot about meatballs but I had to tell you about a ghastly thing I heard the other night at dinner. While eating at our favorite Italian restaurant with friends, and after a couple of glasses of vino, I asked Robin how she made her meatballs. Shockingly, she said, “I make […]

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Shopping suuuuuucks!

On Saturday night, the Mrs. wanted to go to Lenox Mall to buy a Peloton treadmill. (Yes, that’s what she wanted as her Christmas present. No, I don’t understand the controversy regarding the Peloton television commercial.) The traffic getting to the mall was insane. Dr. Dee was not in a good mood, and it got worse […]

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Panic at the airport

Yesterday, I took a 37-minute flight from Atlanta to Nashville for a two-day, one-to-many sales presentation workshop I’m conducting today and tomorrow. The airport was a madhouse with the Clear -Precheck longer line than I’ve ever seen it. (If you travel, then getting Clear with Precheck is a no-brainer.) One dude was in a panic […]

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Don’t eat that owl!

Last night, Karen and I were watching an episode of The Blacklist. Raymond, the main character, was at an underground dinner for foodies. At one point, the chef is about to slaughter a rare owl and cook it. Raymond stops the atrocity from happing by pulling out a gun. When the scene started, before the owl […]

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“Life is precious, don’t waste a drop.”

A year ago, my friend and mentor, Rob Berkley, passed away from cancer. This past weekend, I was fortunate to attend a celebration of life ceremony in Naples, FL, organized by Rob’s amazing wife, Debbie. The quote in the subject line comes from Rob. Ponder it. Live it. “Life is precious, don’t waste a drop.” […]

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Giving a gun as a baby gift?

Here is a story from  APnews.com: CRESTVIEW, Fla. (AP) — A woman who bought a baby shower gift at a Florida Goodwill store was shocked when the father-to-be opened the box and found a loaded semi-automatic rifle inside. Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez told the Northwest Florida Daily News that she and her husband stopped by the store in Valparaiso […]

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Stop adding raw onions!

Listen, I like onions as much as the next guy, but there are some things chunks of onion should not be added to. Chicken salad and tuna salad are two of them. I’m sitting in the Delta lounge, where you’ll often find me, and I know to stay away from the damn chicken salad. I […]

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Jimmy Hoffa’s success secret

I highly recommend you watch the movie The Irishman, on Netflix. The acting is beyond stellar as you would expect from Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci. Watching these three actors ply their craft under the direction of Martin Scorsese, is a joy. In the film, Pacino plays Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa hates it when […]

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“Don’t follow Dave’s lead.”

Hmm. Last night Karen was talking to a friend who admitted that she admonished her husband, “Not to follow Dave’s lead” before we all met for the dinner I wrote about yesterday. Apparently, I have don’t have the most stellar reputation amongst our circle of friends. Yeah, maybe I can be a little opinionated about […]

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This restaurant should be closed for malpractice

Quinoa. Really? I am only slightly exaggerating when I tell you that nearly every menu item at the restaurant I dined at last night had friggin’ quinoa in it. Don’t even get me going about the “burger” made out of beets. No, kemosabe, I most assuredly did not select the restaurant. Friends did, and despite their […]

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