An Absolute Sense of Life

The most frequent comment I’ve heard about Curtis, before and since his death, is some variation of “how much he loved his life”.

Everyone has their own way of expressing it – but as far as I

The Time I Knocked Curtis Out Cold

Today is Curtis’s birthday. I have decided to honor him by sharing a funny story from our time together – a story where I accidentally knocked Curtis out, stone cold.

It began when we decided to go camping to the island pictured above – Cayo Costa – yet

Why I Host Cayo Costa

This is a repost from my personal blog, The Dream Lounge, made earlier today.

For four years in a row I have hosted The 21 Convention. Many have helped along the way, but no one has been the spear head aside from myself.

I have bared the weight of


Amazing. I was just thinking about Curtis and came across this website. What an a brave, witty adventurous kid he was. My children’s lives (Annie and Richard) are the richer for having known him.

WWCD: What Would Curtis Do?

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post about Curtis for this website. I’ve thought about it pretty frequently since my last post in April – as Curtis crosses my mind in some way nearly every day – but I have not taken the time to sit down and write something up.

So here I

Adventures w/Curtis

So Curtis,

I was trying to think of all the funny memories we had but there are to many. Just the other day I drove past Estero BLVD out in Ft. Myers beach by the bridge and it brought back the memory of when you sank your jeep into the sand and the

The Day I Met Curtis Noll

Surprise, you can bet your butt it was a day I’ll never forget!

I had recently met Nick Howard on the school bus during our first day at Fort Myers High School (it’s scary how long ago that was, and how fast time has passed!). So this was …  early September of 2002 I believe.

Nick and

The Best Times are Always the Simple Ones

Nothing too deep today, just a fond memory. (Perhaps, in an entirely heterosexual way, the fondest of all).

I remember sitting out in front of Curtis’s house cracking open coconuts some time ago. How long ago exactly, I really can’t say.

But I remember it pretty vividly, and I don’t know why. We were just bored one

Curtis & His Watchful Eye

Curtis had a knack for a lot of different things. Some good, some not so good – like traffic violations =).

The knack that interests me today though is his watchful eye – is because, somehow, I still think it’s around.

Some 2 and a half years ago I made one of the biggest mistakes of my


Tonight I was cleaning out one of my closets because Curtis’ cousin Morgan is coming to live with us for awhile. I found a note Curtis had written me. “Mom, don’t forget your salad and shrimp 🙂 love Curtis
I was constantly forgetting to take my lunch even though I had spent the

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