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Setting and hitting goals
A.D. Cook

Of Dreams and Goals

I’ve often read that a goal is a dream with a deadline. Or, a goal without a plan is just a wish. I imagine we’ve all heard those thoughts or variations at one time or another. This past year, I had a couple of concrete goals, one regarding my physical well-being and another for my art creation and writing, along with smaller goals within each of the larger goals.

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Happy New Year 2024!
A.D. Cook

2024

This is my first post for the 2024 new year for an eventful year ahead!

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A.D. Cook Year End Summary
A.D. Cook

My Final Post

I should qualify my headline, “My Final Post,” as my final post for 2023, which is not my final post ever. It’s been a prolific year, but I can’t sneak any more in.

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A.D. Cook and Bob Barnes at Trustworthy Brewing
Bob Barnes

A Message from Bob Barnes

I am honored and grateful to accept my friend A.D. Cook’s invitation to contribute my culinary and entertainment articles to this website. I will be writing a weekly column titled Las Vegas Dining and Entertainment News in which I will detail noteworthy restaurant openings and closings, dining news, culinary events and entertainment news worth knowing about.

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Winnie & Ethel's Downtown Diner ~ plated menu items
Bob Barnes

Winnie & Ethel’s

Winnie & Ethel’s Diner, winner of The Great Las Vegas Coffee Shop Giveaway, is now open in the historic Huntridge Center at 1130 E Charleston.

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Merry Christmas from A.D. Cook
A.D. Cook

Merry Christmas

As we come to the close of another year, there is no better time to celebrate the beauty and magic of the holiday season. It is a time when we can all come together, regardless of our differences, to share the joy of giving and the warmth of companionship. So on this special day, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season filled with all the blessings and love that life has to offer.

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Meet the Team — Post Contributors 2024
A.D. Cook

The Three Wise Men of 2024

I could not be more excited to share that the ADCook.com POSTS + UPDATES section is growing in 2024 with the inclusion of three very insightful contributors, each with a lifetime of knowledge and generosity in the spirit of growth and development for creatives and art fans alike.

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Sarah Thompson at Casa Playa, Las Vegas, Nevada
Bob Barnes

Casa Playa

What comes to mind when you hear the term Coastal Mexican? In the case of Casa Playa at Encore it references a wide range of seafood delights enlivened with wonderful spices and ingredients by the talented Executive Chef Sarah Thompson.

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Frank Mallinder's Christmas Questions 2023
Frank Mallinder

Frank’s Christmas Questions

Christmas is about faith and family. It is a time of connecting and believing. If you listen carefully, not only will you hear Santa, you will notice the questions we ask that secure our connection to our faith and our family.

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YouTube Video Shorts @ADCook
A.D. Cook

Have You Seen My Shorts?

Recently, I shared that I set up a new YouTube channel for my art and Corvette art project at YouTube/@ADCook. Lately, I’ve been enjoying creating 15 second video shorts of my older paintings and new artwork as it progresses.

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