Personal Risk Management

Ice!

I just checked the forecast for Elk Camp this weekend. Snow Friday and Saturday. Brrr. But a little fresh snow makes chasing those tricksy elkses easier to find – in theory. This year, I’m hunting with two guys who have become great friends over the years. We weren’t able to...

Wildlife in the Wild West

Within the first month of my move to Colorado in 2008, we saw enough bear activity to eliminate any need to visit bears at a zoo. We were living in the National Forest, about 8 miles from civilization, and it gave us a quick education in risk management amongst the“wilderness interface.” The first lesson was a bear routinely tearing the corrugated

Driving for RideShare?

Taking a taxi in a big city is a fairly easy task, though not always a pleasant experience. In smaller cities and towns, taxi services are not as prevalent for the convenience of a quick ride. A great solution and alternative to taxi services is the recent development of RideShare....

Are You Prepared?

No matter how much we think we are in control of our lives and prepared, sometimes this could not be further from the truth. I recently had a sudden and unexpected death in my family when my sister’s husband had a massive heart attack. I drove her to the hospital,...

The Bimmer that Burned

What I Learned When My Car Caught On Fire. I love BMW sedans made in the early 2000s. Growing up, I thought the 3-Series of that era were the most beautiful cars in the world.  Last summer, I saw a 5-speed on the car lot of one of our clients...

Leak Prevention

Attention to water leaks always gets the highest priority in my house. I would rather stop a leak than pay for damage caused by one. The most common leaks originate at roof openings for vent stacks, chimneys, skylights, or other similar items protruding through the surface. Grab a ladder, someone to cheer you on and go fix that leak.