Vida Colorado

A Letter to Scott

The high arches at Union Station remind me of your time. Those high sweeping cement pilasters a monument to a different era. A time when it seemed people weren’t so uptight and bickering about everything there was to bicker about as we go about our daily lives. This was not a time in which I […]

My Defining Day

the snow is falling. this is the day. i leave the front door of our apartment. the big flakes fall and against the black SUV parked in front of the building they seem so much bigger and whiter. its so cold. the exhaust of the SUV makes a cloud. abby and I veer right and […]

Vida Colorado

A brief pause in our regularly scheduled programming: This blog is now six years old and has evolved much over this time. Luckily, unlike a six year old child (unless you are cruel), you can change a six year old blog’s name, right? So that’s what I’m doing. I’ll be brief here and not bore […]


Photographing my beautiful wife, Jenn during Death Valley’s “Superbloom” – Photo Credit: Greg Manthei Overview: What originally started as a forum for ideas of politics, religion and all things controversial (see my introduction to the blog six years ago here) has since become much more (or less?). In April of 2016, I decided the disparity […]


I often wish that I painted more. I am not very good at it, but since I have some semblance of an idea as to how, I believe I should at least try. Through my recently completed painting, I have learned that I am a person who likes to take his time: I began the […]

La Vida Colorada

The rooftop is cold and inhospitable in the wind and stinging rain, but I grip my Titan and can’t help but smile as I watch the storm front roll in off of the front range into the city. “That’s what I love about Colorado,” Adam says, ” it never forgets to remind you how wild it is.” […]

Remembering 12

In memory of those 12 who died in Aurora early yesterday morning. Please pray for peace and for healing of the victims’ friends and family, as well as those still in nearby hospitals. Alex Sullivan Micayla “Cayla” Medek  Jessica Ghawi “Redfield” John Larimer Veronica Moser Matt McQuinn Gordon Cowden Jesse Childress Rebecca Wingo Alexander Teves […]

Good Things Come to Waiters (and Waitresses)

You’re probably familiar with the saying “good things come to those who wait,” the phrase made popular by a UK ad campaign for Guinness in the 1990’s (if you think I’m wrong about this… check Wikipedia, sucka). Well, in this vein, all of my once loyal and diligent reader(s) (thanks mom(s)!) are about to be […]

Excuses, excuses…

For those of you who religiously check for updates to my blog (thanks mom!), I have to offer an apology for what may be a lack of content for a short period of time. My housemate Abby decided that my computer charger either seemed to be of nutritious value, or just a good toy, and attempted to eat […]

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