A Journey Started 20 Years Ago

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Scornavacco Martial Arts Academy’s opening in Colorado (Hurray!). As is natural, I’ve been reminiscing about the numerous students and families who’ve come through my door these past two decades… …then...

Should You Make Your Bed?

“Make your bed!” That’s what my parents continually told me. Not that I listened, although every once in awhile — out of fear of punishment or because I couldn’t stand the constant nagging — I did make my bed. I always liked getting...

A Skill I Longed to Have

My days of admiring professional chefs expertly whip up delicious meals goes back to childhood weekends watching cooking shows on PBS with my dad. The advent of The Food Network has taken cooking shows to never-before-seen (or necessarily wanted) levels of culinary...

A Nice Place to Visit

One of my fondest childhood memories was watching old, black-and-white reruns of The Twilight Zone with my dad. I’ve returned the favor by streaming select episodes for my kids to watch with me. Some episodes they understand easily, for example, they get the plot...

How I Got Rid of This Disgusting Habit

I’ve bitten my fingernails since I was a kid. Throughout childhood, whenever my mother noticed me biting my nails she would admonish me to “stop it,” which I never did. Biting my nails was just something I did, it was a habit I never thought about, much less thought...