Embrace love, today and every day

Throughout high school, the cool thing was to be indifferent and cynical, especially when it came to romance and feelings. Love? Overrated. We would roll our eyes at couples that were gushy and emotional, go into any new relationships with a realistic sense of self, and complain to our friends about excessive PDA when people…

Compete to Exist: it’s okay to want to win

Sometimes, as an adult, we lose ways to channel and release our energy. I always had sports. Always. If I had a bad day, one round of batting practice was all I needed to reshape my mood. Heck, on good days, there was nothing like winning the Tee Game before heading home; it affirmed my…

Getting Healthy with a Diet Bet Challenge

This year, Chad and I embarked on a fitness journey. We decided to challenge ourselves, and go somewhere we hadn't before. I know, I know. We all see this coming: new year, a new plan for a healthier lifestyle. It's a cliche that we all seem to go through. But who can truly be cynical…

Find your peace at Avalanche Ranch

What do you get when you mix rugged mountains, quiet seclusion, eclectic lodging, family-owned charm, and tranquil hot spring pools? A stunning getaway at Avalanche Ranch. Avalanche Ranch is located near Redstone, Colorado, and is summed up perfectly as a picturesque vision of what the Rocky Mountains are, can be, and should be. The quiet…

No Place for Glory Days

Sometimes dreams change. They morph and evolve and there's no shame in moving forward. And with them are old and dried up glory days, sitting in the dust. There's no shame in the occasional over-the-shoulder glance back. Since graduating high school several years ago (and staunchly changing my big-swinging dreams in the process), I have…

Show of the Moment: The Americans

I'm not sure if I've ever shipped* a married couple so badly ever before. [*ship; verb: to ship. Slang I picked up from teens on the internet. "A term used to describe fan fictions that take previously created characters and put them as a pair. It usually refers to romantic relationships, but it can refer…

Forever Grateful: Newspaper of the ‘Sentry’

I have always been someone that dives into every single part of my life with absolute full intensity. It's less about perfection and more about giving 100% to the people and activities that depend on me; and it probably has a little to do with my underlying fear of failure. I guess, too, that I…