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~

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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Indian Summer

Some recent shots taken during the current Indian Summer in Colorado.  The snow will be here soon so we may as well take advantage of the warm days while we...
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