I get to spend the bulk of my winter in the tropics organizing humanitarian and environmental service projects associated with international music festivals. The work is infinitely fulfilling (we build health clinics in Hati, clean water systems in the Dominican, community centers in Jamaica and things of the like), the locations a bit exotic (I hunted Lionfish on my first ever night dive on the Mesoamerican reef last week) and our crew is made up of some of the finest people you could ever hope to meet; but, I'm really happy to be back in Colorado.
I came from Nebraska to Fort Collins for a summer during law school at the invitation of a buddy from undergrad. After a few weeks of paddling and hiking in the canyon, skiing on Horsetooth, biking to the breweries and seeing great bands I was hooked. Three days after graduation I was packed up and on my way. I have now lived and worked in Old Town for more than a decade and am very much at home. I think we're lucky to be here and owe it to ourselves to embrace what Colorado has to offer. While I enjoy snowshoeing and boarding in the winter, I'm most excited when the snow melts and it's time to take out the kayak. A great day involves paddling the Poudre down to the Mish and catching a show or hiking Greyrock and coming back to town for a double feature at the drive-in.
I am perpetually working on my house and am a decent, though still amateur, woodworker. I spend much time staring at unfinished projects mulling small details. I plan on being in my house for a while and coming to the realization that I should have went a different direction with something drives me crazy (and will for years). I'm getting ready to do the crown molding in the kitchen, if you have any tips for me, please weigh in.