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Digging Deep into America’s Pastime

By Nancy Colasurdo He has been called a resource encyclopedia, a baseball savant, and, officially, a digital publishing specialist for the stats and information group at ESPN. For Mark Simon, the latter is like something he’s been preparing for his whole life, both wittingly and unwittingly. It’s what happens when you pay attention to something you love and excel at, and your parents are smart enough to pay attention, too, and you keep paying attention to it right through college and beyond. Mastery begins to happen. Persistence gets you places. “How can you argue with being at a place like

Monica Bennett’s Oregon Summer Adventure

We are excited to introduce you today to blogger and Airstream adventurer Monica Bennett, who shares her non-stop adventures and culinary discoveries on the blog, Just 5 More Minutes! Check out her guest post below on a glimpse into one of her family trips to Oregon’s high desert. Year after year when planning our trips, we find ourselves turning to the lure of beautiful Oregon and all that this beautiful state has to offer. Countless scenic state parks, a dramatic jaw dropping coastline, fishing and crabbing to your heart’s desire are only just a few of the many places and activities we have

"Strive endlessly to stir the venturesome spirit that moves you…."

4th of July Celebrations

With Independence Day just a few days away, we want to start the 4th of July celebrations a bit early and share about some of the best festivities happening this weekend across the country! From cookouts to parades and even massive fireworks displays, this list of 4th of July events is sure to spread the patriotic spirit! Estes Park, CO Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park, is known for its huge fireworks display. However, this quintessential Colorado mountain village doesn’t stop just at spectacular fireworks. In Estes Park, they get Independence Day started early on July 3rd with

On Authentic (Virtual) Relationships

By Nancy Colasurdo Ted Rubin operates at a dizzying pace. He tells me that when he hangs up from our phone interview he will move to a nice spot under a beach umbrella, maybe snap a pic of the ocean. But as we’re talking, he gets a delivery of yoyos and he admits he’s playing with one right there in the living room where he’s staying in Pompano Beach, Fla. “I met an amazing yoyo guy, Chris Mikulin, at a conference,” Rubin says. “He had these newfangled yoyos. I started telling him about how I used to do walk the