Solving The World’s Problems While Running

I like running. I’m a running maniac. And by that, I don’t mean I run a tremendous distance every time I run because I don’t. I’m not like some of those crazy people who run marathons many times each year like it’s no big deal. While I absolutely want to, I have yet to run a marathon. (The most distance I get is the occasional … Read more

I’m Not Okay, and That Needs To Be Okay

I’m not okay. Today, I turned 38, and it’s been a really tough day. I have a lot on my mind right now, and a lot of complicated things are weighing me down. Running my own business has been very hard, in addition to a lot of additional stress coming from raising five kids (with three of them being teenagers!) is pushing me almost to … Read more

Come Follow Me on Medium

Back in 2016, I created an account on just like (seemingly) everyone else on the internet. But I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I even started by writing a somewhat sarcastic post saying: “I’m writing this post on Medium for the first time ever. This is a test. Is there any compelling reason to post here rather than on my blog?” Well, … Read more

I’m In Tucson Now

I’ve been blogging on and off (mostly off) since 2010. Aside from having an interesting place to store my inner musings publicly, almost nothing has ever come of it. When I first started, I was in Colorado Springs. Then I posted a few things when I lived in Boulder County, Colorado. Now it’s over 12 years later and I’m in Tucson, Arizona. So here I … Read more

A Warning to New Facebook Page Users

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There are some potential issues that brands that are new to Facebook Pages aren’t thinking about. These include issues regarding security, privacy, moderation, and etiquette. Here are a few thoughts and observations I’ve made over the past few weeks.

Thoughts On Zoom

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There are some big, scary headlines floating around in the news about Zoom. Some are worth paying attention to, and some aren’t that big a deal. Here are some basic thoughts on the topic.

New Mexican Architect Has Spent 55 Years Breaking the Rules

By Ron Stauffer

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For five decades, architect Bart Prince has been told time and again, “You can’t do that.” This has never given him a moment’s pause.

Prince is known internationally for designing large buildings with strange shapes, complex angles, and a disregard for the traditional Adobe style that has defined New Mexico architecture.

He intentionally avoids the brown stucco and Adobe look distinctive to the Southwest. His dislike of the style goes back to his childhood.

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“Pops” Williams, Who Lives On The Streets

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By Ron Stauffer

LONGMONT, COLORADO – When Russ Williams’ family moved from Montana to Colorado in 1958, his first few days here were a shocking surprise. He woke up one morning, completely abandoned.

“My parents left me in a motel room when I was five years old. I’ve been here ever since.”

Learning that his parents had disappeared, he was forced to provide for himself, his two little sisters and younger brother.

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Column: Names Changes and Stonewalling in Yosemite National Park

By Ron Stauffer

YOSEMITE, Calif. — In January 2016, Yosemite National Park Superintendent Don Neubacher announced that a new organization had been hired to run the concessions inside the park. As part of the transition, a quirky change was also going to be made: five major landmarks in the park will have their names changed.

The Ahwahnee Hotel is now the Majestic Yosemite Hotel, Camp Curry is now Half Dome Village, the Wawona Hotel is now Big Trees Lodge, Badger Pass Ski Area is now Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, and Yosemite Lodge at the Falls is now Yosemite Valley Lodge.

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