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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 22nd, 2017

Ben sees Boulder as the perfect place for his current endeavor: InstaMarch – The Imaginary Jobs Program. He told me: “The purpose of InstaMarch is that I want to get people all around the country doing their own micro-demonstrations on whatever issues they feel are important. And, I’m offering free mentorships – I’m a computer engineering teacher. So, I’m offering free mentorships in social media, computer programming, organizational design – all sorts of things created around these protests. Anybody can do it – left or right – but I have some certain terms for anybody doing... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 21st, 2017

David had been writing songs since he was a kid, but of course, as life got busy, that passion got set on a shelf. When he found himself with more time on his hands after losing hours at work, he picked it up again. He learned guitar and loves it all over again. He also started traveling across the country. He’s originally from California, but he’s travelled all across the West Coast and into Mexico. But he came to Boulder because of the scenery and people. He dreams of traveling all over the world, but right now, Colorado is still his favorite spot so far.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 20th, 2017

Meet Ollie! Ollie recently moved to Boulder to experience the culture and world-class climbing it has to offer. So far he is loving the decision, and is knocking off classic climbs every day. Besides crushing boulder problems, Ollie loves the atmosphere and hanging out with fellow climbers at the crags. If you don’t know who he is, you can tell you’re climbing with Ollie if his beta for any problem includes at least four heel hooks. Thanks Ollie!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 18th, 2017

Every face has its own story, but this one tells two. This is a true face of Boulder, Colorado. A face that can always be found downtown. A face that has its own spirit and lives as part of another. A face that really is a window to the soul. This isn’t only the face of a man wise beyond his years; this is part of Boulder’s collective, figurative “face”. A character that gives Boulder some of its own character. This face tells a story of the people who live here. People who are creative, active, and appreciative. People with depth. People who welcome creations such as this one into the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 17th, 2017

“When [floatation tanks] first came about, they were associated with stoners and drug users but that is a stigma we as a floatation community are trying to shed.  The reality is much more relaxing than intimidating. When I first began floating, I realized that I have been going about relaxing in the wrong way. [Floating] allowed me to let go of anxieties and emotions that I cling to. It’s really an exploration of what your consciousness is capable of. [In a floatation tank] you self reflect, you analyze your own thoughts, you contemplate your life.“ -Corbin Corbin works at Cloud... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 16th, 2017

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 15th, 2017

Sean is a juggler, student, musician and traveler. He has been juggling for two or three years now. “I initially got into it for the music scene,” Sean said. He told me he “was playing a lot of gigs that attracted jugglers,” and that’s what initially peaked his interest. Now, years later, Sean juggles daily. He told me that he tries to aim for at least thirty minutes to an hour of practice each day. I got it out of him that he does indeed juggle fire, ladies and gentlemen. However, he said it was much easier to practice when he was living in New Zealand where the climate was moister.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 14th, 2017

“Why do I love Boulder? Because it’s so diverse. You have rich white people dressed as rich white people, poor white people dressed as rich white people, rich white people dressed as poor white people, and poor white people dressed like poor white people.” The crowd that surrounds Sam Malcolm on Pearl Street Mall laughs and awkwardly observes the throng of people swarming by. Sam grew up on a Paiute reservation in Nevada. He came to Boulder in 2009 to pursue juggling and street performing. With torches in hands, Sam does death defying feats of juggling, and keeps the crowd laughing with... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 13th, 2017

An Ebio major by day, slam dunk champion by night. Meet Mak, my neighbor and current SlamJampalooza winner. Mak moved to Colorado from Alaska to attend CU Boulder and hone his mini-hoop skills. Every opportunity he gets, Mak travels around the world to scuba dive and fish. If you were to ask Mak how he would describe himself, he would say he’s a mix between Shaq and Aquaman. An opportunist by nature, there is no doubt Mak helps make Boulder the intriguing place we can all call home. Thanks Makane!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 12th, 2017

“People have been surprised to find out that I’m gay. Is it based on how I talk? How I dress? Some parts of my personality fits into the perceptions of gay men, like caring about dressing ‘nice’… But what does that actually mean? Sometimes I wonder where I fit in. Am I a portrayal of gay culture?… I’m a gamer. I’m a graphic designer. I live for music. I’m a basic nerd. I am me.” -Dean Dean is a graphic designer originally from Alaska.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 11th, 2017

  Austin is currently studying aerospace engineering at CU Boulder and dreams of becoming an astronaut in the next twenty years. He’s three years deep in his studies and his passion for engineering has only grown. He decided to leave his small town Tecumseh, Michigan to attend such a highly regarded university. He said he wanted to go somewhere new and do something important. Austin enjoys hiking, snowboarding, soccer, and making music. He has his own Soundcloud account and has been releasing music for five years. He started making beats around the age of fifteen in his parents’ basement.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 10th, 2017

     “I suffered from severe depression since I was 10 years old. The medication I was prescribed never offered me real relief… it mostly made me feel numb. I didn’t agree with the diagnosis, but years of trying to get off medication didn’t work. I finally found my answer [about 7 years ago]. When I first found psychic schools, I thought they were like a cult… and for a while I kept my distance. Growing up in conservative Tennessee gave me a false perception of psychics as well as the abilities I suppressed my whole life. When I finally started taking classes,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 9th, 2017

“Besides the mountains, what really drew me to Colorado is the openness of the people, not just with each other, but also with activities and events,” recalls Jake, a skateboard, snowboard, and slackline enthusiast. Other than trying to maintain his balance on various kinds of objects, Jake studies Neuroscience and Business at CU Boulder. You can find him either diving at Casa Bonita or at an Umphrey’s McGee show, his favorite jam band. However, Jake promised me more than anything he loves sitting on the couch and playing some Rocket League after a long day. Thanks Jake!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 8th, 2017

Just by looks, you might never guess that Mark and Drew are monks in training. The two monks-to-be came to Boulder to spread their ideals far and wide. Both of the young men practice Bhakti Yoga, a sort of spiritual subdivision of the Hindu religion. As soon as I saw them, I recognized the welcoming look in their eyes. I must say, they were the happiest people I’d talked to all day. They were genuinely excited to share and talk with new people. That’s something you don’t see too often anymore. In the age of the smartphone, it was nice to meet two excited, genuine, young men. Good luck with... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 7th, 2017

Accountant by day; saving people from the rat race by night. Well, not really—it’s usually weekends. Karen isn’t what people would consider a super hero. After all, she’s “just an accountant”, but she found her own inner peace and is determined to help others find theirs. “I started watching Sadhguru on Youtube before going to this retreat with Inner Engineering ” The program centers around meditation and traditional Indian yoga. “It changed my life. I started slowing down to enjoy life. I’m happier overall.”  She hopes that Inner Engineering can change other people’s... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 6th, 2017

Meet Woody! Woody visits the dog daycare I help out at every so often, and has quite the personality. Some of his favorite things include belly rubs, a good stick, and catching his own tail (which he is extremely good at I might add). Rumor has it, if you pet him behind the ear in just the right way, his tail can wag near the speed of light. Boulder is home to many incredible and interesting animals, and Woody is no exception.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 4th, 2017

I caught Jake at a good time. Not only a momentarily good time, but a good time in life. He says he’s really happy with where he is at right now. His biggest worries at the moment are finding a part time job and keeping up with his schoolwork. On his off days he enjoys playing guitar and taking on whatever challenge life throws his way. Jake hopes his future is filled with lots of travel and new cultural experiences. One day he hopes to relearn Spanish and live in Mexico for a couple of months. Then he hopes to fit New Zealand in sometime too. But for now, Jake said, “Boulder is doing me just... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 3rd, 2017

“I think when people look at me, the glasses imply I am smart, the messy hair that I am carefree and my clothing shows my inner geek. Still, when people look at me they don’t see the hardship and struggle that life has thrown my way nor the endless effort to improve and reach new heights each day. My earliest memories [were] a blur of new schools, new houses, new places to live- never holding still long enough to plant roots and create a home. When I first moved to Colorado I decided I was done moving and I knew that if I didn’t plant myself I might forever be at the mercy of... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 2nd, 2017

It is difficult for most people to answer what their favorite movie is at the drop of a hat. Not for Cameran. Since April 17th of 2015, Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has been considered cinematic gold for this CU student. He claims to be able to quote the whole flick, and has seen it entirely too many times. Although, if you ask Cam if he wants to watch it, the probability he says no is slim to none. Cameran studies Environmental Science; however, his first priority is remaining free from dangers because, according to him, “security is a mission, not an intermission.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 1st, 2017

Meet Diana. She’s a CU Buff from Westminster, Colorado. After spending five weeks at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia last summer, Diana decided she wanted to attend school somewhere close to home. The humidity alone was enough to send her back to Colorado. She told me she likes to visit home a couple of times every month so she can be with her family… and take advantage of the delicious home cooked meals of course. Diana is now studying to be a graphic designer. In fact, I caught up with her just after she’d finished designing a movie poster in class.  Read More

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