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Thought Circus ::: Extraordinary Information About Our World | October 18, 2017

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5 Ways to Show Local Love

May 16, 2013 |

It is no secret.

I love my city.

I mean, I really love it. I love the people, the food and the happenings. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll see numerous pictures of me out and about … Read More

In Denver, Old Beer Gets a New Look

May 1, 2013 |

As my fiancé and I made our way up to the Presidential Suite at Denver’s famous Oxford Hotel, a cocktail of excitement, amusement and curiosity started to build in my stomach. In a town like Denver, which is arguably the … Read More

The Last Stretch

May 1, 2013 |

Training for a marathon is no walk in the park.

Early alarms jarring you out of blissful sleep to trudge out into dark and cold winter  mornings for a 5-mile training run because your tried-and-true schedule says so. Sore muscles … Read More

Christine and Obsession

April 23, 2013 |

I recently finished Christine. It’s a book by Stephen King from 1983. It was actually released on April 26th of that year, making it almost exactly 30 years old. That little tidbit isn’t relevant, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

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This Vintage Life

April 23, 2013 | 1

There are a lot of things about so-called hipster culture that don’t make sense to those who don’t “get it.” Fashions like skinny jeans, slouchy hats, Clark Kent glasses, and layers of cardigans and scarves look odd to the 35+ … Read More

The Cycles of Tragedy

April 17, 2013 |

This is an unqualified attempt to glean hope from the marathon bombings in Boston this week.

I was struck yesterday when I read the following quote in a book about Lincoln’s assassination:

The people in the central part of the … Read More

Chakra Sunday: The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

April 15, 2013 | 1

Last Sunday I introduced the start of a new Thought Circus Series: Chakra Sunday, promising to use the chakras to create a greater sense of mindfulness and ultimately a more balanced and confident outlook on life.

This Sunday, we’ll start … Read More

A Beginner Runner’s Journal

April 11, 2013 | 1

It happened quite suddenly, really.

I was sitting in my lovely home office doing some work in the middle of the afternoon. It hit me, much like the urge for an ice-cold Pepsi too often does. Except this urge was … Read More

This Adventurous Life

April 10, 2013 |

Why do we crave epic tales of love and hardship in the movies?

Why do we love books that pull us from our own world into a magical other?

Why are the most popular video games those that put us … Read More

Introducing: Chakra Sunday

April 8, 2013 | 3

Last year I discovered one of the most wonderful things I think anyone can do for themselves: yoga. It started with a Groupon (as many new experiences in my life these days). Now, I had “done yoga” in the past … Read More