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Birthday Ride: Fort Collins Flatlands 200

I’m trying not to make this a birthday tradition. But looking back, I have done some really epic bike rides on the anniversary of when I was born. There was, […]

“Gone” Piano Solo (Jim Chappell Cover)

It took about a month to learn this song entitled “Gone” by Jim Chappell, or about twice as long as I expected. Then, after finally being able to recite it […]

Convertible Laptop + MOFT: All the Different Positions

I’ve always loved things that are highly versatile and configurable. Take, for example, the Chrysler PT Cruiser GT and its “magic” seats that could transform the car from a turbocharged […]

Moth Invasion of Your Home? A Solution

Every year at around this time of year, moths invade my home like bargain hunters overrunning Walmart on Black Friday. Is this a common thing around Northern Colorado? And how […]

How I Spent My Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

I remember talking with my mom a few years ago, confidently telling her that if I were to suddenly became less mobile for reasons of money or health, I’d still […]

Virtual Murph Challenge

Shortly after the Thanksgiving Murph, I was talking with my friend Matt in one of our language conversation meetups—español, francais, or Pǔtōnghuà, I don’t remember which. It was then he […]

Loveland-Wellington 100 Figure 8 Ride

The coronavirus had already caused the cancellation of what was going to be my biggest cycling event of this summer—the Triple Bypass, which is basically Colorado’s version of California’s famous […]

All I Ever Wanted (Jim Brickman Cover)

For the fourth piece in the series of the COVID concerts, I picked a song by American piano pop music songwriter Jim Brickman called All I Ever Wanted (1995). I […]

Romance by Jean Sibelius (Virtual Piano Concert)

Here’s the third song in the series of COVID concerts that’s only 20 years older than my 1924 Chicago Cable Company piano: Romance by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. I like […]

In the Morning Light (Yanni Cover)

The COVID-19 concerts continue! This one is In the Morning Light, which is a song that Yanni wrote approximately three decades ago and, much later, said he used to help […]

Reflections of Passion: My First Virtual Piano Concert!

During the last few years for instances when my workload was heavier, I would go into Cohere Co-working once or twice a week. It was a good way to minimize […]

Run Hard Columbia Marathon

Late January’s Arena Attack Indoor Marathon and my huge positive split (second half 25 minutes slower than the first half) reiterated two lessons I should have learned from the 50+ […]

Lee Martinez Park 10k

“As noted in last week’s newsletter,” wrote Nick Clark, the long-time volunteer race director of the Fort Collins Running Club’s Tortoise & Hare race series, “the pacing goal should be negative […]

Gould Snowshoe Stomp (& Poudre Scenic Drive)

When I clicked “Buy now” for a pair of Redfeather Race snowshoes back in 2006, I was envisioning doing a running competition with them. Colorado, after all, is an outdoor […]

Edora Park 8k

“Woah, it’s already 39 degrees,” I realized upon waking up for today’s eight-kilometer Tortoise & Hare race put on by the Fort Collins Running Club. “It’s going to be singlet […]

Remembering the Furnace Creek 508 (Microsoft Sway Presentation)

Back in 2011, I set a pretty audacious goal: to tackle the “Toughest 48 Hours in Sport”—or what the Furnace Creek 508 was known as at the time—in one of […]

Arena Attack Indoor Marathon

“An indoor marathon!” friends invariably exclaimed when I told them the reason for a quick weekend trip to Hartford Connecticut. That was usually followed up by, “that sounds like the […]

Pursuit Power: My First Powerlifting Meet!

It always has amazed me how strong the players in the NFL are. Now, you probably would not be surprised that someone like DK Metcalf can lift a lot because […]