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Tube Tied

Posted by on Mar 13, 2014 in Daily Blog, Random, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tube Tied

I love my wife. Valentines Day is more than just a day for cards and candy for us. It serves as the anniversary of the day we met 19 years ago. Because of that I wanted to get her something really special this year. The idea of a vasectomy wasn’t a total surprise. We had talked about it since our son was born. We started having kids late so after the last pregnancy we were 39 and when I calculate my age as the children age the math doesn’t seem to go in my favor. I have a lot of work to do to be able to out ski, bike, or smart the kids for the majority of their childhood. Before they allow...

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NFW Autopilot Watch Review

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Daily Blog, Reviews | 3 comments

NFW Autopilot Watch Review

Finally, I found what I’ve been looking for in a watch – the NFW Autopilot has it. This isn’t just a watch, it’s a timepiece, it’s a work of art, it’s the badass forging of masculine machinery. My love of the Autopilot began before I ordered it. I had originally been scouting out the MTM Special Forces brand, and had read some reviews online comparing it to NFW. Who’s NFW? Never heard of them. So I decided to send an email to their customer service, and I received a personalized response within 3 hours. I had a few more questions, and George the...

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Do What You Love

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Daily Blog | Comments Off

Do What You Love

We’ve all heard it – “do what you love and the universe will support you.” Sounds good in theory, but how do you actually pull that off while making an income? I’ve always taken jobs that pay the bills, whether I’ve liked them or not, mostly not. I take the jobs I’m qualified to do, which has often meant sitting in cubicles all day for months and years on end. It’s pure boredom – ever seen the  movie Office Space? The dream has always been to travel, but to incorporate adventure sports and exploration. Big mountain skiing, skydiving,...

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Head Over Heels . . .

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in Daily Blog | Comments Off

Head Over Heels . . .

When people ask how I got into telemark skiing, I have to be honest and say “chasing a girl”. I met the woman who would become my wife during the summer season. We were guiding rivers and somehow I convinced her that I was fit for a season fling. At the end of the season I convinced her that maybe our relationship had a little more to offer. It became apparent that to make that possible I would have to step up my winter game. Not that I didn’t have some game, it’s just that winter was the season in which the woman who had been suckered into the position of my girlfriend was most...

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Managing Expectations

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in Daily Blog, Random | Comments Off

Managing Expectations

I am not normally one for New Years Resolutions, but I have decided to make one for 2012. My resolution: To manage my expectations. As someone who loves outdoor activities, I am looking forward to doing the things I love with my kids. Sometimes I find it hard to wait for the kids to be able to participate. Though, in all honesty, my impatience could be due, in part, to my desire to ski something besides the bunny slope at Purgatory. Don’t get me wrong, I love skiing with my daughter, but sometimes that 100 vertical feet really does feel like a type of purgatory. The thing of it is, my...

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Changing Airlines

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Daily Blog | Comments Off

Changing Airlines

United Airlines has had my business exclusively since 1999.  Denver is a primary hub for United, and offers the most flights with the most diverse routes from DIA.  When I lived in NY, I would fly Continental.  First I flew with them because they served Newark, which was much easier to access than Laguardia or JFK.  Secondly, they flew newer, quieter plances, and thirdly, they would send me free First Class upgrade certificates frequently.  I missed Continental when I moved to Denver, but won’t miss United at all now. Gripe #1 Baggage Fees! $25 for each bag you check.  Not only do the...

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