• Coloradans tend to do a lot of things outside, and one of those things is climbing 14ers. As the term implies, a 14er is just any mountain peak over 14,000 feet. Most of these hikes involve a very early start in order to get to the top in one day, arriving at the summit prior to impending storm and possible …

  • The hike to Conundrum Hot Springs outside of Aspen was called “one of the 50 most authentic American experiences” by Time Magazine. In an effort to be more authentically American, I decided to engage in this camping experience. In an effort to share my American authenticity with others, I decided to bring a Kiwi with me. If you’ve never met …

  • I started writing a Western-themed post about cowboys and Subarus, but as usual, I ended up only with a list of bad ideas turned reality. The good news is, there are enough people in my new life in Denver to merit a sitcom. Here’s a list of bad ideas. I don’t recommend trying them at home. 1. Throwing Maracas, Particularly …

  • I now live with two men and a dog. It’s just like New Girl… without the black dude, plus one animal, and minus True American (I’m working on that). Upon entering my house, it’s immediately very obvious that men live there. Not Chicago men, either. This morning I was inspired to compile the first Man Cave Photo Essay. (NOTE: It …

  • Since most of my boxes are now unpacked, I’ve finally had a chance to sit down and write down a few short initial impressions of Denver. These are in no particular order and not even really related. Only one of them is nonsense. 1. Everyone is high on life. No wait. It’s marijuana. Everyone is high on marijuana. There’s a …

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    A move to Denver to satiate my AMD (acute mountain deficiency) was something I’d been thinking about for a long time. Mountains, and corresponding male inhabitants, were alluring, as was a smaller city and slower pace of life. When I got a great job in Denver, I decided it was time to go. I sold all of my furniture and …

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