Colorado Coffee Merchants

Colorado Springs isn’t a huge town, and if you took it away from the Rocky Mountains, it would be much like the hundreds of other mid-sized cities around the country. The handful of tourist destinations here that have helped draw people to the community are mostly Rocky Mountain-centric (two exceptions … Continue reading

Celebrating Halloween Early

Because Nick’s battalion is already in JRTC, he and I had to celebrate Halloween early this year. We went pumpkin picking as part of a Groupon date in Canon City, Colorado at Diane’s Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch also had a corn maze, a giant slide, roasted corn on the … Continue reading

Diane’s Pumpkin Patch

Little is more perfectly fall than picking pumpkins together, and Nick and I are both suckers for fall. We decorated our front porch in fall colors, pumpkins and a scarecrow, and we picked pumpkins together as part of a Groupon date at Diane’s Pumpkin Patch in Canon City, Colorado. Diane’s … Continue reading

Crashing a Small Town Oktoberfest

Early in Oktober (get it? har har har), Nick and I traveled to a small Colorado town. Said small town is best known for a big hole in the ground near it that you may have heard of — The Royal Gorge. The town is called Canon City, and its … Continue reading

Time Apart when You're Finally Together

In the short days and weeks we have together in between exercises, long work days and deployments, Nick and I sometimes forget that while we need time together as a couple, we also need time alone to refill our independent fuel tanks. Last weekend, we did our own things almost … Continue reading

The Funk Takes on Colorado Radio

Later this morning, I’ll make my way up 1-25 to the north side of Colorado Springs, where I’ll meet Tonya Hall to be a guest on her radio program, The Tonya Hall Show. Tonya was in the audience when I spoke at Jeff Pulver’s 140 Character Conference Small Town in … Continue reading

Humane Society Pawtoberfest 5K

When the first legitimately cool day of fall happens to come on a Saturday morning, normal couples would stay in bed a little longer than usual, snuggling beneath the covers and perhaps fixing an over-sized mug of coffee to enjoy once they shuffled to the couch to watch the news. … Continue reading


I purchased my first YMCA membership from the Prospect Park Y in Brooklyn, New York in 2006, and I’ve been a member ever since. After leaving the Prospect Park Y, I transferred my membership to the Green Point YMCA, and later to the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, where I … Continue reading

Jack Quinn's Running Club & Colorado Tweet-Up

Each Tuesday night, Jack Quinn’s restaurant and bar in downtown Colorado Springs hosts a running club. Hundreds of runners of all ability levels run the 5K each week, making the club approachable and fun regardless of your skill. For those who want to stick around after the run, Jack Quinn’s … Continue reading

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