I’m Leaving MillerCoors (and 10 Reasons Why You Should Still Want to Work There)

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After nearly 7 years, I am leaving MillerCoors. This was not an easy decision. I wasn’t looking for a new gig. By every measure I had a prime opportunity at MillerCoors. MillerCoors has afforded me tremendous professional and personal growth opportunities, but lightning has struck twice and I’m afforded an even more incredible opportunity (more on that in a future post). Now that I am a former employee, rather than focus on why I left I want […]

Biltmore House at Sunset

The Biltmore House at Sunset

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This photo of the Biltmore House at Sunset was taken in mid-October around 15 minutes prior to sunset. The Biltmore House and surrounding estate was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 and stands as the prime example of the gilded age in America’s industrial revolution. George Vanderbilt commissioned Richard Morris Hunt, a favorite architect of the Vanderbilt family, to design the home. The home features over 250 rooms including an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley, […]

Grist Mill in Babcock State Park

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The grist mill in Babcock State Park is one of West Virginia’s most scenic settings. At the advent of the 20th century West Virginia had over 500 such grist mills dotting the countryside. This mill is a recreation formed by combining the parts from three active mills in the state. The structure came from the Stoney Creek Grist Mill that was built in Pocahontas County in 1890. Babcock State Park was originally built as a Civilian […]

Sunrise on Maine’s Bold Coast

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Traveled to Maine’s Bold Coast, bordered by the Atlantic on the East and Canada to the North. This area of Maine is remote and features the most rugged landscape of any stretch along the Atlantic Ocean in the United States. It is also approximately 800 miles east of Miami, making this the first place to see sunrise each morning. We backpacked in to Cutler Coast Reserve to Fairy Head, a point on the Southeast corner […]

A Wintery Dream Lake

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We snowshoed to this point in Rocky Mountain National Park in late January. Gone were the bucolic settings of Summer that attract hordes of tourists, replaced by a harsh environment that tests it’s inhabitants and visitors. The trail up the mountain had been blazed, and other than one mishap that left me waist high in snow on the slope of a cliff the trek was efficiently made. Search and rescue crews were at work nearby […]

Peck’s Farm Market

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Near the town of Spring Green, Wisconsin and not far from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin is located a wonderful roadside market. Peck’s is the type of local market where you’ll find the harvest out front, fresh baked pies within, and locals gathered around a radio or small television in the back to watch the local college football game. A thunderstorm had been plaguing us all weekend and drove us to seek refuge here, but in […]

Il Duomo, Florence

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Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance and saw a concentration of master artists and thinkers all competing to create masterpieces. The Statue of David. Santa Maria del Fiore and all her wonders. Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. Filloppo Brunelleschi discovered the use of perspective in drawings, marking a transformation in drawings and paintings. Yet, more people remember him for his ingenuous architectural solution to the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore. Built with compression and […]