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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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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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