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Articles by: Samantha Evans

Kids Spring Recreation

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina The holidays have come and gone, and what a wonderful season it was. I am, however, grateful that our weather predicting groundhog did not see his shadow earlier this month. Even though there is only about a 50% chance that this prediction […]

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Nickel and Dime, but Don’t Forget the Pennies

What if you had a penny for every time you lost one? (Oh the places we could go!) No, but seriously, even by guesstimation this figure is pretty surprising! People, (including me) drop or purposely throw pennies away all the time… Let’s just say every adult in the country “lost” a meager 3 cents this […]

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Year of the Earth Pig with Colorado Springs Chinese Cultural Institute

“With each passing moment, let us embrace the New Year with a brighter, more colorful, and more joyous future. Happy New Year! ”  Celebrating New Year’s Day poetically encourages a 360 degree view of reality. Its presence naturally creates an added dimension to the typical holiday reflections. Instead of only remembering the past, we also […]

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Rainbow Falls

A Chance to Visit Rainbow Falls this Winter

Rainbow Falls Manitou Springs    Short hike (0.3 m) Easily accessible Scenic Dog Friendly Usually closed off during the winter months, the beautiful and extremely popular Rainbow Falls trail, located near Manitou Springs will reopen for a special moment next month. El Paso County Parks and Rec has arranged a must-see opportunity for the public […]

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“Super Blood Wolf” Lunar Eclipse 2019

Next Sunday, January 20th, 2019, the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth will cross paths for the last time this decade. With such a unique nickname it’s no wonder this particular event is receiving so much attention. Below are a few explanations to help better understand the excitement around the Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse. […]

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2019 apps the help you keep motivated

7 Apps to Track the New Year

Beginning a new year marks the start of future plans and in many ways is a representation of rebirth. Money, scheduling, and motivation are common factors among the most popular “NYR.” Unfortunately, it so happens that almost 90% of Americans are not successful in maintaining these goals. Sounds to me that we can use all […]

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puppy in santa clause hat

Questions my guy friends ask me: Holiday Gift Guide For Guys

The magi, as you know, were wise men — wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.” – O. Henry, short story writer Below are a few scenarios:   “Do you think I’m being cheap?” Or… “Is this too much?” Actually, there IS […]

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To Grinch or not to Grinch: December 2018

    AHHH DECEMBER … “Once you’ve seen one Christmas parade, you’ve kind of seen them all” I thought to myself as I replied to a friend’s invitation via text. Fast forward 2018 — Although I still get the occasional “let’s go snowboarding” text, I often spend my winters participating in the human representation of […]

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