Rocky Mountain High

Well, I feel simultaneously stupid and proud, which is a unique feeling. Dad and I headed over to climb Flattop Mountain on Sunday; you can see the excitement and fear on my face in the picture we took of the sign clearly pointing to the right to take us to the trail: So, obviously, we […]

Oh Hi There – I Hate You

No, not you. Not my dear reader. I hate you, my first two wrinkles, appearing unexpectedly on the right side of my forehead. No, I don’t forgive you for intruding on my bathroom mirror image, appearing as a reminder of my stress and new, wonderfully startling march toward bodily decay. I think it’s really uncool […]

Climb Every Mountain, Or Really Just Any Mountain

My dad apparently thinks my exercise experience of late has been frantically lifting Doritos into my mouth (not wholly far off), because his latest email to me about our potential mountain climbing adventure reads: “Climbing uphill is nothing like walking or running; it’s very hard physical labor.” Thanks, Dad. As if it wasn’t already intimidating […]

Shuffle Off To Buffalo

There’s no better place in the world than Buffalo, NY. Okay, that’s a complete lie, but there is something quaint about it. I visited Buffalo this past weekend to see my mom’s idyllic hometown, East Aurora, which I’d only ever heard about in stories. It was exactly as she described, and so little had changed […]

Surf’s Up

It’s hard to complain about my job sometimes. I’m sitting in a beautiful hotel room in Maui, drying off from a morning at the beach. And it feels like 7pm but it’s only 2 here – I’ve got the whole day open. Let me back up – I’m here on business (a video shoot and […]

Classic Recap, Part I

As part of my venture to improve myself and experience new things before turning 30, I’ve been embarking on a journey to read more “books that mean something.” I interpret this as classics, books that involve learning something, and nonfiction. I realize that’s fairly broad, but I’m not a huge reader normally, and my repertoire […]