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July 18, 2011



This is the first I've heard of your story to up and move once Simone goes to college.

Let me be the first to tell you, your peeps in Denver will NOT let you make that departure.

You're free to take vacation as long as you ask in advance.

Leslie Picker

Your writing has matured so beautifully. Always good, but now has greater depth, showing vulnerability, which good writers are able to do.


Oh, no you di'n't. I don't know why you'd post this plan to leave Denver, knowing full well that Ean will not permit it. But I do think it's healthy to want more flexibility in your future life, and almost as admirable as it is to want to give Simone the stability she deserves.

I do hope you adhere to Ean's vacation guidelines, though. Wouldn't want you to get into any more trouble than you're in already...


Great article as usual Eric. After 10 cities in 20 years, I have to say that I love calling Denver home!

But am I the only hopeless romantic reading this who hopes that by the time Simone leaves for college, you aren't making those decisions alone? Rooting for The Dating Dad to find his true love!

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    A former teacher and corporate trainer, Elkins spent six years as youth content editor at the Denver Newspaper Agency. He then became co-founder and publisher of Bias Media, a multiplatform media engine owned by the parents of the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post. His model for reaching the elusive 21-34 market combined a print magazine, a website, events, text messaging and email marketing to build an integrated online/real world community. His experience at BIAS led to his role as New Media Practices Manager at Metzger Associates, a PR and venture strategies firm, where he incubated development of Mocapay, a mobile commerce company. Elkins transitioned from Metzger to become VP of Marketing at Mocapay before leaving to found WideFoc.us, a social media strategies agency, in 2007.

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