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So – What’s Up?

Not much, but the blog is still here. I’m still here. This is going to be updated. I will be working on this blog again. BBQ still reigns supreme.

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Yes, He’s Still Here

Wow. It’s been just under two months since I promised a new beginning. So much has changed. I warned you that my personal life would still play a role in this blog, and it certainly has played a major role … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

I recently came across an old notebook that was filled with plans for this blog. It’s amazing how much effort was put into those ideas and for all of them to never see fruition. I hate that and today I … Continue reading

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A Barbecue Pit Grows In Brooklyn – As Does A Friendship

Sometimes a gesture turns out to be the most meaningful. I was floored when I read this article in Food Republic. My friend Matt Fisher is much too generous in the praise, but I certainly feel the same way about … Continue reading

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2013

Hi folks. I’m still here. 2013 is a year of hope for me. Things are looking up and I hope that things continue to improve. I’m not sure it can get much worse than 2012, but I won’t tempt the … Continue reading

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I’m Tired.

I’m tired of being sick. I’m tired of being depressed. I’m tired of not being able to lift more than five pounds. I’m tired of not being able to walk a block without having to stop and catch my breath. … Continue reading

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One Day Less

And I’m feeling like shit. I’m not focusing on all of this. I’m working hard to make it better. I’m following all the doctors’ advice, taking all my pills, staying on a low sodium, low fat diet and still trying … Continue reading

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1,800 Days

I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure on August 14, 2012. My doctors haven’t mentioned this to me, but according to various sources, the 5 year survival rate is less than fifty percent. The ten year survival rate is less … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Cook – The Truth

Yes, we had a cookout on Memorial Day, but it wasn’t exactly what I had planned. Matt Fisher from Fletcher’s BBQ and his family joined mine and we cooked in my backyard. Well, I didn’t cook. Matt did. Matt lit … Continue reading

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