Category: Tom

29 Things I’ve Learned Before 30

April 29, 2016 By Tom

So, it goes without saying, if you followed Denver’s blog, you knew she loved lists. I’m channeling my inner-Denver and writing this. In full disclosure: I’m writing this after midnight after a long day, but I’ll own these words. I had an incredible evening with amazing people. That being the description on tonight should suffice, […]

Pacing, Stressing, and Along for the Ride

April 14, 2016 By Tom

A big ball of stress. That’s the best way to describe me this week. Tonight we find out how Nine13 fared in the Lids Foundation Tip the Hat contest at their awards gala. It’s been a pins and needles week as we wait to find out if we won $125,000, $75,000, $50,000, or $25,000. It’s […]

Sad Drive Reality Check

March 4, 2016 By Tom

It’s been a whirlwind of a week. Between the Tip The Hat Grant voting drive having Nine13 up for the chance to win a $125,000 grant, Brackets for Good, and prepping for our annual Wheels & Wings…it’s been a blur. Throw on the regular work and social obligation stuff and it’s been chaos. With that […]

A Little Coping Reflection

February 23, 2016 By Tom

I’m sitting at a bar waiting for one of my favorite women in Indy who I’ve gotten to know through professional and personal channels show up to catch up and pontificate world domination. I’ve found myself with a crazy whirlwind of a schedule over these last few weeks and the vast majority of it being […]

#TeamDenver as a Movement

February 7, 2016 By Tom

I’ve been asked by a ton of folks over the last three weeks how they can help carry the torch of all Denver taught us and find a way to impact the community in the way she did. It’s a pretty daunting goal, in fact, the thought of it triggers tears from me faster than […]

Working Through This

February 5, 2016 By Tom

I had someone scold me the other day for so quickly returning to work after losing Denver. They were appalled when I said that I was happier at work than sitting around my house feeling self-pity. That keeping busy and moving forward and growing Nine13 was the only thing I could control and do (and […]

Dear Clowns Who Stole Our Stuff

February 3, 2016 By Tom

Dear Clowns Who Stole Nine13 Equipment, It would have sucked to have you break into our trailer (in impressive fashion, by the way), no matter when you did it. But, you doing it 48 hours after Denver died was a jerk move. As I stood inside the trailer assessing the damage, I laughed. In hindsight, […]

A Hundred Thousand Million Words

February 1, 2016 By Tom

What the hell is there to say? That’s not meant to sound crass, or angry, because somehow I’m neither. I’m….Sad. Shattered. Heartbroken. Hurting. Denver died. It was woefully sudden. It was unexpected. It happened quite literally, over a single night. Now, there were three years leading into that single night, I’m well aware. There was […]