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A splatter of homemade ketchup.

Because I Can: Homemade Ketchup

David tells the tale of how he came to make homemade ketchup…and, in so doing, how he also learned not to let anyone tell him he can’t do something.

A corn dog with a halo on a heavenly sky

Savior on a Stick

The ubiquitous county fair food, corn dogs, played a critical—some may say divine—role in keeping David alive during a sojourn in Dallas.

A hummingbird feeding on nectar from a red feeder as part of the writing 'how to make hummingbird nectar'.

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar

David becomes sugar daddy to the local hummingbirds by keeping his feeders topped off with a simple syrup of very kind-hearted proportions.

A baseball glove filled with candy and a baseball lying beside it as an illustration of David's problem with balls.

My Problem with Balls

David recounts his doomed career in Little League baseball which, he suspects, has less to do with innate ability and more to do with the lack of a concession stand in the outfield.

A rotisserie chicken suspended over a grill with flames below.

Rotisserie Chicken 101

Rotisserie chicken—expertly made at home, thank you very much—is what’s on the menu in this video with grillmeister Jamie Purviance who teaches David to harness his inner griller.

A grilled rib eye steak on a grill over open flame.

How to Grill Steak

To grill the perfect steak, David turned to grill master Jamie Purviance for essential tricks and tactics. Ever since then, he’s been grilling masterfully and sighing contentedly. You will, too.

David is enjoying some down-home hygge wearing his favorite t-shirt while snuggled on the couch with a stuffed animal.

Let’s Hygge Together!

David explains the Scandinavian concept of hygge, minus the Danish models and perfectly designed homes, and gets real. Really real.