Chicago, Now in Colorado

There’s no where I’d rather live than in Colorado, however, if you’re like me and you hail from another state, then I bet you there are certain things you miss. Childhood experiences leave indelible impressions and influence our tastes for a lifetime...

One Proud Papa

I met Det. (ret.) Mike “Bullfrog” Boespflug in 1998 when I first began teaching in Colorado. He walked into the school, in his police uniform, and I thought I was in some kind of trouble, but he told me he wanted his son to start training with me. Here he...

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...