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A Note to Newbie Mountain Dwellers

Out walking the dogs the other day, I spotted two dogs — Airedale Terriers — unfamiliar to me.  As someone who walks our dogs regularly along a similar route each day, I’d come to know the neighborhood dogs — Alf the golden retriever, Waylon, the border collie, TJ and Mimi,…

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Thinking of Snow Pack (or lack thereof)

The wheel always come full circle.  A quote from Shakespeare my mother used to say a lot…meaning that things change.  Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, but usually a full 360 degrees at some point. As I listened to public radio the other day, a scientist from California commented on the current…

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House Calls

Woof! Woof! Woof! Both dogs broke out barking at the same time as the cacophony filled the great room.  I spotted a dusty Subaru out front — the car of mountain residents everywhere in Colorado.  A rap on the door signaled the arrival of Dr. Bob. I had a knot…

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Dilly Dally Alley

As I finished up a 5-week class teaching 5 year-olds the joys of skiing at Winter Park Ski Resort, I reflected on the highs and lows of the season.  Today is definitely one of the highs. When I started with this group of two boys and two girls, they had…

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