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~

November’s Hero List

  The inaugural list of the things in my life or on my wish list.  Enjoy! Source of Coffee – The Indian summer keeps the days warm but the mornings...
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This morning I woke up, took the kids to school and my dog, Sophie, for a walk.  We didn’t go to our usual location but instead headed up high, to...
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Johnny Vail

I have a friend; let’s call him Johnny to protect his identity (though that’s actually his name). Johnny is a member of Vail’s Bravest and one of the best guys...
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The Most Dramatic Election Ever?

With election day less than 12 hours away, I remain conflicted.  For me, there is not an easy choice.  Neither candidate reveals much in the way of Bravery or Kindness....
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What is Kindness?

Kindness is one of the core values on which The Hero’s Handbook is founded.  Along wth bravery, it is mentioned as one of two qualities necessary in heroics.  Kindness is...
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How to be a Superhero.

To be honest, beyond a Hollywood set, dialed in makeup artist and substantial wardrobe, I’m not really sure what it takes to be a superhero?  Born from the pages of comic...
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Bravery & The Leadville 100

At the time of this post, I’m 42 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days old.  I weigh 10 lbs more than I did in High School and 30...
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