Towards the end of 2017, I returned to Greeley, Colorado with my wife. After several years away–in Morocco for the Peace Corps, in New York to start my career, and in Fort Collins to be close to my wife’s place of work–I now return to the town that I was born and raised. It’s strange how much this city and this state have changed in five years. I’m excited to be back and explore it with a brand new perspective.
- Municipal Broadband for Greeley, Colorado. As I returned home, a debate was raging in my city about the pros and cons of a municipal broadband. This is the editorial I wrote for the Greeley Tribune.
- The Family Legacy. My father’s parents died exactly one month apart. After 64 years of marriage, my grandmother died on December 7th, 2017. After only a month without his life partner, my grandfather died on January 7th, 2018. This is my memorial to them.
- Today/Tomorrow. My dad is retiring and my wife and I are buying my parents house so they can retire into the Rocky Mountains. This is my take on that strange journey.
In April, my wife and I discovered we were expecting our first born. In August, our unborn son was diagnosed with Gastroschisis–there was a hole in his stomach and his intestines were on the outside of his body. I documented the experience as from diagnosis to discharge from the NICU.
- Abnormal Result. The Initial diagnosis
- Abnormal Result: November 4th Update. An update after three months of doctor’s appointments and monitoring.
- Abnormal Result: One Month Out. Anticipating moving town to Aurora, Colorado to be close to the Children’s Hospital.
- Abnormal Result: One Week Out. This was supposed to be about ten days before Henry’s birth. It ended up being only five day due to a complication.
- The Birth Story. I wrote this in the 48 hours after my son’s birth so as not to forget a thing.
- One Year Later. Update from the NICU on the one year anniversary of the death of his father’s father’s father.
- Big Baby Step. Accomplishments and forward progress in the NICU.
- Discharge. We were lucky to have an extremely straightforward recovery.
- Henry’s Due Date. A reflection on what we just went through.