Superficial vs. Enduring

Superficial vs. Enduring

As we see it, there are two types of improvements you can make to your home — we’ll call them “Superficial” and “Enduring.” A “superficial” change/improvement could be new paint, new countertops, or maybe new floor coverings. What we’re calling an “enduring”...
Great (but appropriate) Expectations

Great (but appropriate) Expectations

Most of my (6+) years in college were spent studying math — with a brief foray into English with a Creative Writing concentration. I loved to write and was expecting to love the study of creative writing. What I quickly realized is that I loved fiction and creative...
Burning the Ships for My (now) Wife

Burning the Ships for My (now) Wife

There are countless times in our lives when we are involved in some negotiation: purchasing something (car, furniture, etc.), asking someone on a date, and, of course, when buying a home. In these times, we hope to gain the upper hand — either because we want to save...
Customs Process Made Easy

Customs Process Made Easy

My wife, our three girls and I recently took a trip to the Caribbean. Our return had us flying into Miami National Airport with a 2-hour layover before heading back to Denver. We assumed two hours would be plenty of time to get through customs, re-check our bags, and...
A tribute to a honey locust

A tribute to a honey locust

      We have tried to move in the past, but there was an uprising; the children rebelled. Our kids love our neighborhood, and they adore our neighbors; they like being near Rolland Moore Park, and they love riding their bikes on Spring Creek Trail. But...