Author Archive | Michael Pistiolas

Columbus running

Time to Run

I am a runner. I began running when I was 7 or 8 years old when my dad would enter me into local 2 mile and 5k races. My love of running continued into high school and college where I ran track and cross country. And it continues today with anything from 5k’s to marathons. […]

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yard improvements

Spring Yard Ideas

Now that’s it spring, it’s time to stop hibernating and get back out in your yard, reconnect with the neighbors, and finally, pick up those leaves you didn’t get to in the autumn.  As a landscape architect, people are often asking me questions about how to improve their landscaping. That, and if I design golf […]

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Christmas Wishlist

All I Want For Christmas

I am entering this holiday season with three little girls, a 7 year old, 3 year old and 6 month old. This means that it has been a sleep deprived, emotional couple of months in my household. My wife and I are focusing on making Christmas fun for the girls in lieu of giving gifts […]

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board games

Modernizing Family Game Night

  Many of us grew up playing classic games like Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, and Monopoly.  And we have good memories of these times.  The nostalgia of those games will often drive us to purchase these same games for our kids, as I did.  However, what you remember as a fun game when you were […]

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loving couple

A Letter to My Wife

I am a dad, writing for a mom’s blog. I am thankful and honored for this opportunity to participate in this community. Since this is my first post, I thought that I would write a letter to my wife about all the wonderful things she does for our family but doesn’t always give herself credit […]

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