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Karen and Roger’s Big Adventure: The End

27. Learning to sail means learning about all kinds of things, including navigation. Navigation involves a lot of numbers and math. I became a lawyer so I wouldn’t have to do math, and here I am, becoming a sailor, doing math. You would think the seasickness and math would make me change my mind about…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure: Part 4

16. Today we look at boats. Specifically, catamarans between 38 and 44 feet. It is Roger’s retirement dream to live on a boat somewhere warm, rather than in a house where the climate is cold. He has worked for over 30 years at the same job and has saved the money required for this dream.…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure: Part 3

10. After seeing Mom, our next stop is at our good friends’, Russ and Marla, house in Cape Coral. I was afraid the first margarita would be the end of sharable pictures, because the four of us don’t know how to behave, but turns out we managed to get one! Is there anything better than…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure: Part 2

5. Mario thought it would be nice to let Miss Daisy take Hemingway for a few trips around the driveway. He quickly changed his mind. 6. It’s not an adventure, definitely not a road trip, without a stop at Cracker Barrel to try and beat this darn game. Clearly, another stop is required. 7. I…

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Karen and Roger’s (aka Mario) Big Adventure

1. Monday We leave behind hearth and home in “Hemingway“, Roger’s trusty truck. Usually, when Roger drives, I use the nickname “Slim” for him. But this trip, he tells me that Slim has a couple weeks off and “Mario” is doing the driving. As he scampers to open my door he says, in a southern…

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But by December, I didn’t know who I was anymore. My daughter and my relationship has always been amazing and complicated, but six months of TV production had left me wondering, what had we done to it? It was still there, but we hadn’t had a chance to go to our corners for six months.…

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The pilot aired in May of 2015 under our business name “Two Chicks and a Hammer“. We were told that even fewer pilots become series than sizzles become pilots.   We watched the pilot at a local eatery, Pure, with a bunch of friends. Even though I am a trial attorney, am accustomed to and like…

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Skype Interview

The skype interview and flip cam were the first surreal moment in what has turned into over two years of surreal moments. Never in our lives had we ever imagined being on TV. I watch almost no TV. There have been long stretches of my life when I didn’t own or use a TV. We…

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We Begin

We begin Hiking

WE BEGIN, part 1 In my photo archive, this photo is entitled “we begin”. It was taken the day Mina and I began hiking a section of the Appalachian trail. Our journey as business partners began in a murkier way, and there was no picture commemorating it. in January of 2007, Mina bought a house…

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