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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...

On Silly Job Titles

I’ve always been amazed at the creative titles some people use to describe what they do. Job titles are a frustrating thing; some employers make a huge deal about hierarchy, titles, and your job scope, while others really don’t care at all and like to say...
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...
Lessons From the Darkroom

Lessons From the Darkroom

I like photography a lot and always have. I’ve always appreciated a well-done photograph and have devoted a few years of my life to learning how to compose, create, and finish a photograph just the way I want it. When I was a student at Pikes Peak Community...

SCUBA Diving in Key Largo, Florida

Late last year, I spent some time in Florida and drove all up and down the state, as far north as Orlando and as far south as Miami then Key Largo. I was on a whirlwind trip, and didn’t expect to have a lot of time, so I had originally planned on going diving in...
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...