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Judo Champ Sets Sites on 2012 Paralympics

This story originally ran in The Denver Post on June 19, 2012. An out-of-shape lump like me may not be much of a challenge for an Olympic or Paralympic judo athlete, but it is important for them to work with people like me who aren’t familiar with their techniques. That way they can continue to […]

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre Makes a Fine Outdoor Gym

This story originally ran in The Denver Post on May 22, 2012. “Working out at Red Rocks is a lot more fun than a gym,” says my workout buddy, Brett Heinzerling, on our first trip up of the season. “Between the view and the chance to work out in the sun, it’s a lot more […]

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Colorado Breweries Provide a Different Kind of Gold Rush

This story originally ran in The Denver Post on April 24, 2012. There’s no denying it: Locally made beer is one of the many things that make living in Colorado so great. And brewpubs are the best places to enjoy it. During a recent unseasonably warm spring day, I sat at the bar at the […]

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Indulge Your Inner Pack Rat by Taking Road Trips

This story originally ran in The Denver Post on March 26, 2012. The night before I departed, I stood looking at a large hill in my entryway. It was not quite a fourteener but close — all the things I planned to pack for my road trip. I wondered, “Do I really need all that […]

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With Eyes on Colorado’s Mountains, Don’t Forget the Plains

This story originally ran in The Denver Post on February 28, 2012. I’m an unconventional traveler. I have purposefully made my way to the prairies of North Dakota, driven the wide-open expanses of West Texas and journeyed to the southern reaches of the world . I much prefer looking for the odd nuggets and hitting […]

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