Author Archives: dro1983

Europe Trip

I was in my mid-30s feeling sort of restless, non-adventurous and boring.  I reacted by going on a 10-day, 10,000-mile journey from Denver to London to Paris to [..]

My Life

Nothing To See Here

I’m in a writing rut. I haven’t written much of anything lately, despite adequate free time. It’s not that I don’t want to write, it’s that I don’t [..]


The Tree

A tree matures and extends its roots and provides sturdy branches that welcome visitors. The tree is part of the urban forest and steadfastly sits amid the bustling [..]


Women’s March (Trump Protest)

The Women’s March that occurred this past weekend included somewhere around 3 to 4 million Americans, according to various reports.  People marched for a variety of reasons, but [..]

Politics, Rants

The Reason

Two tweets I saw recently: “I have no doubt in my mind that everything happens for a reason.  Every single thing.  The good and the bad all leads [..]

Philosophy, Rants

Take America Back

I came across a retro postcard of the Western Motor Inn. The neon sign hovers above the swimming pool where kids are splashing. The parking lot is filled [..]


The Donald

So, Donald Trump’s over-the-top rhetoric dramatically escalated since I wrote the following piece.  Even his amusing personality isn’t really funny to me anymore. I have a confession to [..]

Lighthearted, Politics

For Us By Us

A five o’clock shadow on a chiseled jaw is barely perceptible in the dimly lit cabin. As the car confidently glides around a corner, the driver speaks over [..]

Philosophy, Rants

Thoughts on Race and Policing

What seemed a dormant issue in America is once again an active volcano. The circumstances surrounding Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray have ushered in a new [..]

Philosophy, Politics

I’m Alive

I look up to the sky, gasping for air Sweat glistening on my skin, the wind makes my hair rise I squint and the blue sky comes into [..]