Christmas in Florida, 2019

It happened again. When I returned to Colorado after a week in Florida with family for Thanksgiving last month, a thick cloud of loneliness rolled in and stayed for a few days. I’d never felt that before. In the past, after family visits, I was always relieved to return home to an empty apartment; it …

Hiking Green Mountain: Rooney Road Trailhead in Lakewood, CO

December 1st! Wow, that’s wild, isn’t it? It sure feels like it here, though. Colorado is covered in a fluffy blanket of snow and, while it’s absolutely beautiful, it’s also absolutely freezing. I woke up to temps in the teens. My little space heater is working overtime over here. I’m trying my best to get …