This is the time of year we start to plan ahead for the summer months. I find this planning process something of a survival tactic for getting through tougher winters with sub-zero, polar vortex action. The kind of deep freeze that won't even allow for short runs, skiing, or … [Read more...] about Summertime in Charlevoix: Northern Michigan’s Finest
Travel and Places
In late June, I traveled to Switzerland for a good friend’s 50th birthday party. Money-wise, things looked good from the get-go: I had a free place to shack up as well as free airline tickets from all the credit card hacking I had done over the past few years. So far, so good. … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Inner Spendthrift Emerges
Enjoying one's surroundings is a pretty fundamental, dare I say essential part of a balanced breakfast. Rich people flock to coastal California for never-ending sunshine, water, and arid warm temps. Some aspire to move to Colorado for mountain views, outdoor fun, and fairly … [Read more...] about Should We Move to Longmont?
Thanks to being an urban planning major in college, I have a pretty good pulse on how cities develop, change, decline, and gentrify over time. Fair to say that some cities are better than others when it comes to emergency response times, access to clean, potable water, and … [Read more...] about City vs. Suburbs: Why the City Always Wins
June 8, 2018: Rest in Peace, Tony. You will be incredibly missed. Thank you for inspiring us all to be better human beings. Anthony Bourdain: My Hero. Talk To Someone Now If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain: A Hero of Mine