2017: A Look Back

As the curtain closes on 2017 I thought I’d take a look back on the year and reflect.  Not gonna lie… it was a pretty good year.

I thought I’d dig into my blog analytics and see which blog posts seemed to resonate most with my audience.  Some were surprising… and a few I expected.

2017: A Look Back

A Dad’s Album Review: Taylor Swift’s Reputation – Being the Dad of two teenage daughters, whenever Taylor puts out new music I’m going to have to listen to it… so I figured I might as well review it.

Memory Monday – Missing Tom Petty –  We lost many great musicians this year.  Tom Petty was one of them.  In this post, I share about the time I almost got to see him in concert.

Review: Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox 2017 Tour, Hoyt Sherman, Des Moines – My wife and I enjoyed many great date nights in 2017.  This was one of my favorites.

Lesson Learned From A Lukewarm Shower – A little reminder to tackle the little annoyances in your life before they become big.

27 Low Or No Cost Things You Can Do To Be Nice – I’m glad this one showed up as one of the most read of the year.  The world needs more nice people.

A Sense Of Community – In small towns, you come together to celebrate when you can.  We celebrated the success of our girl’s basketball team.

20 Foods I Want To Try – This is one of the more recent posts… but it sparked a great conversation on Facebook and gave me something to shoot for in 2018.

Tony Tries It: Grilled Frozen Pizza – I love to grill, I love pizza, and I love to experiment.  This seemed like the perfect thing to try.

Whiskey Stones: Do They Work? – A science experiment that ended with me sipping whiskey… sign me up!

Easy Grilled Cauliflower – I did several cooking videos this year. This one was the first.

Review: Something Rotten! At Des Moines Performing Arts – My wife and I saw many outstanding shows at the Civic Center in Des Moines.  This one had us laughing so hard we had tears.

Those are a few of my favorites from 2017… if I overlooked one of your favorite posts of mine be sure and leave a comment. Happy New Year! Bring on 2018!

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