America’s Best Idea — Be Part of It

Audible.com recently had a sale, one program of which was, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, by Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns. Given the time of the year, summer, and my love of the Great Outdoors, I had to take advantage of the sale to learn more about the...

If You Don’t Like It, Wait 5 Minutes

Colorado weather has been whipsawing lately, as it does so often, which reminds me of when I first moved here and opened SMAA over 20 years ago. The first seminar I hosted, with a visiting instructor, was in January of 1999. My teacher flew out from Florida and was...

Easter Egg Hunt Happiness

Every year I stuff hundreds of Easter Eggs (this year I had help from Christy Miller, Julie Schneider and Mr. Logan Reichert –thanks guys). And every year, I fret about having to pick up all the Easter Eggs myself because no one showed up. And every year, few...

Dungeons, Dragons & Daughters

If you live long enough, your childhood will come back to you — all that was old will become new again. Growing up, I noticed all the nostalgia marketing to Baby Boomers, before I knew exactly what it meant to be a Baby Boomer. Later in life, I joked with my...

Advice From an Escape Room

Yesterday, my kids treated me with an Escape Room experience for my birthday. Our goal was to solve riddles in a lost Mayan Temple before time ran out (one hour). As we were driving home after our hour of pretending to be Indiana Jones, our conversation turned to all...