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When Life Gives You Oranges…

When Life Gives You Oranges…

We have all heard the saying “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” but sometimes life gives you other fruit, and we need to figure out what and how to make something out of what we are given.  Twenty-four months ago I would never have thought we would be spending so much time in Florida, and yet – here we are. Kathryn had never really liked Florida outside of Naples, or Palm Beach, so when we determined Florida was the…

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App Review: Libby the Library App

App Review: Libby the Library App

It’s rare for me to pick up a physical book these days. Most of my reading is done on my iPhone though my Kindle app or through iBooks.  It has been years and years since I have stepped foot in a library – until this past week when I couldn’t wait to start a book that was no longer in print. It never even occurred to me to check the library.  But sure enough, there it was.  Even more surprising…

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Quora: How to deal with false accusations and negative criticism?

Quora: How to deal with false accusations and negative criticism?

I was recently asked this question on Quora.  Click here for the original Quora post.  Below I have added a bit more commentary: Initially after I was falsely accused, I thought that it had to be a mistake and investigators would discover the error of their ways and everything would be put back together quickly.  This has yet to happen. I could have never imagined the amount of destruction one false accusation could cause.  When the false narrative in the…

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Buried Treasure Found on the Treasure Coast — Daddy Adventures

Buried Treasure Found on the Treasure Coast — Daddy Adventures

My wife Kathryn is a stay at home mom. She works her butt off every single day. I always knew she worked hard, but to be honest, I didn’t realize the amount of patience required to do what she does day in and day out. Kathryn sometimes leaves me with our daughter Penelope when she needs to run errands or go to the gym. When she does, try as I might, I cannot get a thing done on my to…

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Justice delayed: Kristopher Chavez’s 6th amendment right to a speedy trial violated

Justice delayed: Kristopher Chavez’s 6th amendment right to a speedy trial violated

Yesterday, February 2, 2018 my attorneys informed me that my trial originally scheduled for March 5, 2018 would be delayed until July 16, 2018.  A hearing was held and the judge decided at the urging of the prosecutor and a co-defendant to delay the case (against our objections).  This post is to create a public date-stamp to document that I believe my constitutional right to a speedy trial has been violated and as an innocent man, a great continuing harm…

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Boulder Colorado Grand Jury Indictment – Ham Sandwiches Beware!

Boulder Colorado Grand Jury Indictment – Ham Sandwiches Beware!

I, like most people had no idea what it meant to be indicted by a Grand Jury.  I just knew it sounded terrible and that only really bad people that have done terrible, awful reprehensible things were indicted.  Moreover, I thought the words “indicted” and “guilty” were synonymous with one another.  I thought that if a person was indicted by a Grand Jury then they were indeed guilty and found guilty not by a regular jury, but a grand one! …

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StubHub Saved me Over $1k

StubHub Saved me Over $1k

Last week due to my own disorganization I purchased 8 nonrefundable tickets to the wrong concert in the wrong state on the wrong date from TicketMaster.  Normally, this would have been a costly mistake as I am not the type of person to spend time posting ads on craigslist and ebay to facilitate a financial transaction with strangers, but I had the good fortune to stumble upon StubHub.com. It was when I was searching for the correct tickets to purchase…

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Support the Ten Island Renewable Challenge

Support the Ten Island Renewable Challenge

We just returned home from Jamaica early yesterday morning.  While this wasn’t our first trip to the beautiful island country it was especially hard this trip to ignore the drastic delta between the haves and the have-nots outside of the gates of our resort.  On previous trips we have gone into the local market where local Jamaicans hustle to eke out a living selling fruit, hand made jewelry and the like.   While this is a bit of a novelty…

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Pressery Juice Cleanse Results

Pressery Juice Cleanse Results

A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours introduced us to a new local product he has helped to create and bring to market called Pressery.  The Boulder company produces juices that are raw, cold-pressed and fresh from locally sourced fruits and veggies – and of course they are all organic.  Due to the hand crafted process these juices are not cheap (~$9 each), but they are a value considering the results from my two day cleanse. I don’t…

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Fear or Action – Response to Boston Marathon 2013

Fear or Action – Response to Boston Marathon 2013

I woke up at 3:30 AM this morning with an irrational anxiety tied to the Boston Marathon bombings yesterday.  I couldn’t fall back asleep thinking about why someone would take innocent lives and forever change the future of countless others (amputees, family members etc). While I was struggling with how to understand what had occurred yesterday I came across across a blog post from Brad Feld in my Twitter feed.  Brad an avid marathon runner who lived in Boston for…

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