Who am I?

I am Ryan Sutter. Trista's choice on the first season of ABC's The Bachelorette. I believe in the heroic power of bravery and kindness and that coffee is best taken black.


What is the Hero's Handbook?

The Hero's Handbook is my blog. The intent is to inspire bravery and kindness in myself and others. ``Be the change you want to see.`` ~Gandhi~

Becoming Dad

I was just in Austin, TX. There for a Twitter event covering the finale of ABC’s 21st season of the Bachelor, Trista and I got our first taste of Austin’s...
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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The other day, yesterday actually, I was “skinning” up Vail Mountain shortly after getting off of work at the Firehouse. Skinning is essentially hiking up hill with skis on. The...
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In Defense of Defense

About a week ago, leading up to his first Congressional Address, President Donald Trump announced his plan to increase The United States’ defense spending by 10 percent or some 54...
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A Land of Opportunity

Bear with me… I did not vote for Donald Trump. I do not believe him to possess the professional, political or moral skills necessary in effective leadership. I don’t trust...
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No, You Go First

The other day I was taking Sophie, our family dog, for a walk on a near-by trail. As we progressed down the path, another dog owner and his faithful companion...
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Good Morning America

The crew from ABC’s Good Morning America came by our house yesterday. They do that sometimes to see how fate has treated us and to measure our current reality against...
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A Lesson In Life From My Wife

I read somewhere that the difference between school and life is that in school you’re taught a lesson then given a test; while in life you’re given a test that...
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