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My Life

These articles are about my personal life. Plain and simple. My thoughts, views, and (sometimes) unfiltered.

Because They’re Family

Everybody’s family is a little bit… quirky. from AFP We all have those aunts, uncles, cousins, or even parents that the only reason you know you spend time with them is because you’re related. An Uncle that likes to take his shirt off on Christmas and wrestle with the family dog. An Aunt that always tries to bring up how she won Mrs Vermont in ’97. Even a cousin that actually seems to enjoy instigating fights, but plays the victim when you confront them. They’re …

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Spoonful of Sugar

Albert Einstein once said “Any fool can know. The point is to understand.” So I compiled a list of things I now understand from my recent snowboarding adventure at Sugar Mountain. #1: Only One Valuable Thing Per Pocket Pockets are versatile and utilitarian. Don’t know where to put your hands while you’re talking? Pockets. Got something in each hand and need to get something else? Pockets. They are your best friend… until you use them incorrectly. Which is exactly what I did while perched 30 …

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A New Kind of Snowboarding

Snowboarding is a cathartic experience. The way the snow hisses under your board. The way that same snow sprays from the edges like water when you carve from side to side. The feeling of effortless speed as the wind licks at your face. Speed which you can control just by leaning on your toes or rocking back on your heels. The gliding motion down the mountain is natural and unforced. Once you’re in the groove, you stop trying to control everything and just work with …

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Happy New Year

So this happened last night… Fireworks explode during a pyrotechnics show to celebrate the New Year in the coastal city of Valparaiso Picture: REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez 2013 was a pretty eventful year for me. I got married to the love of my life, saw the Na Pali Coast from the cockpit of a helicopter, took leadership roles in two community groups, and quite recently changed careers from the decade long stint in IT to a more creative position in Marketing. As good as 2013 was, I …

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