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When I Met Weird Al Yankovic

When I Met Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is an interesting character… and he’s somebody I was obsessed with as a teen. I *ahem* shared some albums that some friends may have “acquired” on Napster back in the early 2000s, and many of the songs I rocked out to...
We’re Moving: Boulder or Bust!

We’re Moving: Boulder or Bust!

Big news in the Stauffer family: we’re moving! Later this month, I will be uprooting my family of seven and heading north to Boulder, Colorado. I haven’t made a life change this significant since I moved to Colorado from California as a teenager, so...
Hang Gliding at 3,000 Feet in Lake County, Florida

Hang Gliding at 3,000 Feet in Lake County, Florida

I recently took a trip to visit family in Florida to do some SCUBA diving, snorkeling, swimming, and other fun beach-type activities. What I didn’t know, though, was that just six miles down the road from where my parents live, is a fun hang gliding place. I had...
When I Met Astronaut Charlie Duke

When I Met Astronaut Charlie Duke

Today, I went to a luncheon and got to hear from General Charlie Duke, a former NASA Astronaut. He spent 71 hours on the surface of the moon with Apollo 16, and was the backup lunar pilot for Apollo 13. Funny enough, he’s also the one who infamously caught the...
When I Met Brian Dennehy

When I Met Brian Dennehy

Earlier this week, the actor Brian Dennehy came to Colorado Springs (UCCS, more specifically, where I’m a student on a very part-time basis). I signed up for the opportunity, since I was interested, and the event was free. (For those who don’t recognize...
Steve Wozniak in Colorado Springs

Steve Wozniak in Colorado Springs

Earlier this week, I went to go see Steve Wozniak speak right here in Colorado Springs. He came to an event put on by the Business Journal called “Celebrate Technology” at a great new venue, The Pinery At the Hill. For those who may not know, Steve Wozniak...
Should I Join a Toastmasters Club?

Should I Join a Toastmasters Club?

I’m a big fan of conquering my weaknesses and fears. I like to identify what they are, finding out why I’m afraid of them, and then do whatever it takes to overcome them. There’s one fear I’m working on these days is the fear that’s often...