• About Monica

    I live in Denver, Colorado, and I love it here. I love to organize events and do fun things with my friends, so you'll see a lot of that here. My first group started in 2002 when I put TrailDamage.com together, and we're still going strong. That's where the term "Monicarchy" came from. Obviously, it's a play on my name, but it also reflects that my groups are rarely democracies. We usually go where I want and when I want to go, and I'm lucky to have friends with the same interests. I also organize a movie group, a dinner group, and a group focusing on random nonsense.  Even though I'm fortunate to reign as a monicarch in many situations, we can't have what we want all the time. I'll have things to say about that, of course, and you can find my ramblings here. Thanks for stopping by!

    Dogwood 52: February, 2017

    by  • February 25, 2017 • Dogwood 52, Photography, Pictures • 0 Comments

    This was a fun month for the Dogwood 52 Challenge.  I like how a lot of these turned out. WEEK:5 Technical: Ten Shots Shoot 10 shots of the same subject. Each shot should be from a different angle, distance, and focal length. Share your favorite image from the set. WEEK:6 Artistic: Candy A throwback...

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    Coffee Region Test: Ethiopia and Kenya

    by  • February 7, 2017 • Coffee • 2 Comments

    I joined Angels Cup and got a few deliveries.  Even though I quit, I would still recommend it.  For me, it was a little too overwhelming, trying so many coffees so quickly.  The best thing I got from Angels Cup was their blog post describing how coffees taste from different regions.  It’s a fantastic...

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    Dogwood 52: January, 2017

    by  • January 29, 2017 • Dogwood 52, Photography • 0 Comments

    I’m doing the Dogwood 52 Challenge to try to get better at photography this year, which is one of my goals.  The international challenge started last year, and they’re doing it again this year.  Each week there are challenges that I will attempt to meet.  I’ve been posting my results on Twitter, and every...

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