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Learn Like You Eat

[Image from The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers] Teaching people is a lot like feeding people. Since I’m familiar with the idea of feeding people in our restaurants, the analogy works well. Some people hate your food. They don’t like it, and won’t have it again. Others didn’t Read more…

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Breaking the Rules

The idea of “attending camp” has many memorable associations for me. Maybe it does for you too. Namely because you get to do things at camp you don’t get to at home. Staying up late around a camp fire. Running when you should be walking. Wearing the same clothes for Read more…

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CiCi’s Progress Pics

In honor of our newest CiCi’s Pizza store in Watertown, NY starting its new hire interviews today, I thought I’d share some of the behind the scenes pics I’ve collected of it’s development. As with anything worth doing, the team of talented men and women who’ve collaborated on this project Read more…

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Glorious Saturday

Saturday started with a great bromance convo with Mike Kim in his music room, covering ministry, friendship, and the future as we know it. Then we headed to Starbucks to catch up with Pastor Eric “The Coco Dragon” Peoples, where more talking on life ensued. At high noon the band Read more…

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Dads Can Cook Too!

One of my oldest and bestest buddies, Nathan Reimer, is host to one of my all-time favorite blogs: dadscancooktoo.com As if that’s not enough, he asked me to guest post on it this month. Heck yeah! So for a little glimpse of what things are like in the Hopper home Read more…

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Switzerland: Day 6

Lots of hard work today; another 4 songs produced. But it was time well spent as upstairs the chefs (Marie-Elis & Lynne) were preparing one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten, bar none. I think it’s the first time in my life that I’d had “fourths.” And unlike the Read more…

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I’m Back

Wow. 40 days is a long time when you’re in the middle of it. And really short when you’re passed it. I really want to give a special shout out to all my incredible guest posters who held up my blog’s proverbial arms while I was away, and especially to Read more…