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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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Fun in the Snow…

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Lessons from The Bachelor – What’s in a Name?

This is a different kind of Bachelor blog post. It is not a judgment or critique. It is rather a reflection – a comparison if you will. Though there were...
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My Bachelor Resolution

The latest installment of The Bachelor starts tonight and I’ll be watching. It’s my New Year’s Resolution. Let me explain… Resolutions made at the turn of the year, or goals...
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Why We Do

The following is a guest blog (my first guest blog actually) written by fellow firefighter and close friend John LoFaro of Vail Fire and LoFaro Smithworks Ltd.  I wrote about Johnny...
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The Spaces In Between

So here we are, right smack dab in the middle of that ambiguous period of time that exists between Christmas and the New Year. It’s a limbo like state in...
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Why We Ski

An article I recently had published in the 2016 MomTrends Family Ski Guide.  Enjoy!...
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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things.

With just over a week left until Christmas, I thought I’d throw some suggestions out to anyone still looking for gift ideas for the adventurous gentleman.  These are 20 of my...
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More Anniversaries Please

Trista and I recently celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. To be completely honest, we actually celebrated a day early. Why a day early? Simply put, it just worked out better...
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What To Get The Kids?

On this “Cyber Monday” it seems appropriate to examine the always challenging task of Christmas gift selection.  By far, Trista is the most difficult to shop for.  Therefor, her gift...
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Thanksgiving Prayer

Dear God, I know we don’t talk much.  Seems like your time is better spent worrying about bigger things than me.  I do always appreciate your willingness to listen.  And...
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Stuck In A Moment

Lately I’ve been focussed on “living in the moment.”  I like the simplicity of it – Less concern for the past and less worry about the future.  Those are attractive ideals...
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Benevolent Bachelors

I recently read a story about a retired WWII veteran who had moved, along with his wife, to Florida.  Their plan was obvious and included typical retirement ideals associated with...
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The End Of The Bachelor?

Could ABC really be considering the end of one of its longest running and most successful television programs? 14 years ago, almost to the day (November 12), I got engaged....
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