We are going to stop recycling

By: Richard & Kristen Furleigh More accurately, we are going to stop recycling to save the environment! In Reno, it’s a well-known secret that Waste Management doesn’t always process our recycling properly. It gets mixed in with regular garbage, not collected/sorted improperly, etc… Recent information by Dr. Thomas Kinnaman, an environmental economist at Bucknell University,…

The “selfie” generation

by Richard Furleigh If you don’t laugh at Kristen’s snapchat filter of George your sense of humor has died, but I digress… Having visited London and Rome this past summer Kristen and I spent quite a while inside some of the most spectacular museums this planet has to offer. From the British National Gallery, British…

Travel After Terror

Kristen and I recently returned from a fantastic vacation overseas to London for our MBA program, and then continued on to Italy after that. Having traveled overseas a couple times before this we were relatively familiar with what to prep for, but before our departure to London something new popped up. May 22nd was the…

Getting To Know The Dead

by Richard Furleigh “There’s two types of people in my life, those who I knew before Alyssa passed away, and those who never knew her.” – Kenneth Burleigh, father-in-law Sadly, I fall into that second category. For those of you who may not know, Kristen had a sister, Alyssa. The car accident that took her…

Active Life Choices Are The Key To Making Changes In Your Life

by Richard Furleigh Conversations with different important people in my life combined with my own recent frustrations with not feeling like I’m creating as much as I want have led me to a deep reaffirmation of the following: anything you want to do has to start with an active choice. When I say an active…

Don’t Go Home to Visit Friends & Family, Meet Them Somewhere!

by Richard Furleigh Going home to visit is a wonderful thing, getting to reconnect face to face with family and friends is a special time to say the least. The only real downside with this is you’re going back to a place that typically is unchanged and unless there is just some wonderfully amazing thing…

Hubris

“It’s often foolish pride that tells us we’re not wrong” – What If I Was Nothing? by All That Remains (one of my favorite hard rock love songs, who says headbangers can’t have feelings too?!) When it comes to relationships I feel pretty confident in saying that this one thing more than almost anything else…

The Furleighs in San Francisco

When work inadvertently schedules you three days off in a row what do you do? Pack up the car, get a pet sitter, and take a quick trip of course! Following up on some of our travels I present to you our time in San Francisco. Day one was venturing to the infamous Alcatraz Island….

Using Fear and Anxiety

Kristen and I don’t exactly live in the best part of town. As mentioned before, this is a conscious choice to save a lot of money each month on rent. Walking my dog outside last night I saw a man about 100 feet from me walking through our little parking area with something that resembled…