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Seize the Day

Tragedy has a way of reminding of us of what is important in life. Years ago, a friend of mine tragically lost her life much too soon. This sudden loss caused those who knew her best to examine our own lives more closely. “When I lose someone so suddenly, I…

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Silver Linings

The last three months have been challenging for almost all of us. After all, it’s not every day that you have to learn how to live during a pandemic. Looking back on my own reactions to it, I think of the stages of grief. And have no doubt, there is…

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A Healthy Forest

“But I moved to the mountains because I love the trees!” Working in the field of wildfire mitigation, I hear this often. And yet my job is to convince them to cut them down, in order to protect their home from the threat of wildfire. But it’s more than that….

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Boulder’s Beach

As I took the dogs out for their lunchtime walk. It felt hot. Nederland hot. In truth, the thermometer reached 74 degrees. However, consider that a typical summer day in Nederland rarely exceeds 80 degrees, it was in fact hot for mid-May. Breaking out my sandals and shorts, I could…

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