We all have a drawer in our kitchen that's chock full of miscellanea. You know the one, right? This section is this site's kitchen$@#% drawer. Some posts are meant to entertain, others to inform. Some might make you cry, and others ... well, maybe they just shouldn't be here.

  • August 26, 2023

    A First-Time Cruiser’s Perspective: Family Time Aboard the Luxurious Explora I

    We’ve just returned from a 6-night cruise on Explora Journeys’ Explora I. MSC is planning a series of 6 luxury ships in this class and we consider ourselves lucky to be among the first to experience it.
  • December 10, 2022

    2022 Holiday Running Wishlist

    I'm taking a post-marathon break from running, so what better time than now to write about some of my favorite running things? This is my holiday wishlist for running.
  • October 6, 2022

    A Four-Box Approach to Allowance

    We started the kids on a weekly allowance at age 3. We are so happy we did, and even happier with how we did it.
  • December 12, 2021

    Annual Christmas Tree Ornaments

    We've been making homemade ornaments for our family since we were married.
  • December 11, 2021

    Book Launch: Handbook for the Modern Worker (365 Daily Tips)

    I'm happy to announce that my newest book, Handbook for the Modern Worker (365 Daily Tips), will be available for purchase on December 12, 2021. It was literally a year in the making, and I'm so proud of how it turned out!
  • December 31, 2020

    Scott Dawson's Top 10 Posts of 2020

    Looking back on my web site traffic for 2020, I thought it'd be fun to recap my top 10 visited posts of 2020. They paint a nice picture of my diversification of interests, and also a hint of a visitorship intent on improving their backyards.

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