September 2016

This month I started a new job. Survived a painful anniversary…and a robbery (not on the same day thankfully). Saved my cat (slight dramatization – but he was sick). Bought a car. Added a couple new writing outlets to my portfolio (Thrillist is below and stay tuned next month). Yeah, tough month.

I also wrote about You’re The Worst for Buzzfeed Community and Angry Birds for LinkedIn. And started writing about (and taking photos of) state parks for the Colorado Outdoors blog.

Jonás Cuarón Talks About his Savagely Intense Film Desierto
The Credits – Sept. 28

Desierto, Mexico’s official submission as Best Foreign Language Film to the next Academy Awards, doesn’t seem a likely inspiration for Gravity, which won seven Oscars in 2014. But when young filmmaker Jonás Cuarón showed the first draft of the script to his father Alfonso nearly 10 years ago, the elder Cuarón said he wanted to make a movie like it — in space.

What Learning to Backpack Taught Me About Colorado
Thrillist – Sept. 21

Growing up in the Great Plains, my only exposure to camping involved an RV. When I moved to Colorado in 2014, I didn’t have a closet full of old gear like the natives, and my family doesn’t do hand-me-down tents. All I had was a copy of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and determination not to let my new location on the Front Range go to waste.

What Are Denver’s Booziest Neighborhoods? – Sept. 14

Alcohol delivery service Drizly launched in Denver in 2014, and since then it’s been gathering some fascinating data on our residents’ unique tastes in booze. It should come as no surprise that the 80202 zip code—which includes the central business district, LoDo, and Riverfront Park—is Denver’s “thirstiest” area, year-to-date, according to Drizly. But this downtown locale also tops out all zip codes serviced by the app, including ones in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

In today’s pop culture, men with scars are sexy. But women are still expected to look perfect.
The Washington Post Solo-ish – Sept. 1

If Romeo were around today, he would be heavily scarred on his back or chest. Juliet would wax poetic about these signs of his strength and bravery.