Seasons at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

Seasons at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms

A few years ago living in Denver and needing a change of scenery, my friend Caitlin and I decided to head to Littleton to see the Christmas Trail of Lights display at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms.  Since we already lived in the neighborhood of the York Street location and seen their garden lights, we decided it was time to head to a different destination.  Running through the walkways and trying to stay warm in the chilly air, I continually wondered what the gardens looked like in the daylight.  So, upon returning to Denver for my sister’s wedding a few years later, I know the one place I want to journey to.  Luckily for me another friend, Reagan, who’s also visiting Denver, is eager to join me as I take a closer look at how these two different seasons and friendships evolve within the world of the Denver Botanic Gardens in Chatfield. Continue Reading ›

Father’s Day Around the World

Father's Day Around the World

When you think of Dad, a few things probably come to mind: sports, outdoors and maybe a science fiction or action flick.  In terms of my dad, I always think of baseball, fishing and watching old classic Hitchcock films, western movies or Twilight Zone episodes.  Everyone has a different take on the iconic man in their life who taught them to never throw in the towel, get up again when you are hurt and gave them great advice (even when they didn’t want to hear it).  As it turns out, Fathers are celebrated throughout the world in many different ways.  To see how others recognize their Dads, take a look at a few events from around the world. Continue Reading ›

How to Participate in World Oceans Day

How to Partcipate in World Oceans Day

If you’ve ever stood on a paddleboard or gathered seashells or sat on a surfboard, you know the feeling.  Watching waves crashing onto shore or the anticipation of the rolling water as a boat passes by in the distance gives you a sense of awe, excitement and fear as you think of how open and limitless the ocean is.  Whether you’re surfer in Hawaii or kayaking in the calmer waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, the water is something that connects us all.  Today, the ocean is of particular interest as various organizations work towards protecting this body of open water.  Why would a day be observed just for the ocean?  Because the oceans provide food and medicine, regulate climates and produce oxygen; their health determines our well-being.  Currently oceans are being threatened with plastic waste which in turn harms animals who mistake plastic for food.  What can you do to participate in our oceans’ health?  Here are a few ideas to get you started: Continue Reading ›

What’s New for 32

What's New for 32

It feels as though it was only a few weeks ago that I was twenty-years-old starting my first professional opportunity with the Utah Shakespeare Festival as a stitcher in their Costume Department.  I was eager to tell everyone my birthday was June 1st and that I would be twenty-one, and I couldn’t wait to celebrate this milestone event and my recent employment.  Fast forward eleven years later in my current role as a Communications Assistant for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Marketing and Retail Shop Assistant for the Southern Utah Museum of Art and I have a completely opposite reaction.  It’s not that I’m ashamed or think that I’m old.  In fact, I feel refreshed and invigorated to take on my next future: graduate school and my mission to advocate for arts and artisans throughout the world.  I no longer need a validation that turning a certain age means certain things.  In fact, entering my thirties had made me realize something even more important when it comes to age as I found with my recent birthday.  I’m still working on completing goals from my 30 List, but this year I’m beginning to see even more meaning behind the goals I set two years ago. Continue Reading ›

May 2016 Book List

May 2016 Book List

Change of place and employment is nothing new to me, but May turned out to be a constructive move to my future.  Returning to my hometown and beginning assistantships for graduate school became a pivotal move for my career and future outlook, as well as a chance to catch up with some good books.  After settling into work and assembling a R2-D2 like vacuum, I was looking forward to a reading list that included a Star Wars-related book as well as a chronicle to get me thinking about future ecotourism opportunities during school breaks.  What kind of galaxies was I taken to?  Find out with my latest books:

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