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What to do when you can’t do

I peered down the hill — nothing but powder.  Pushing off, my ski tips sank below the fluff, sending sprays of fluff up. “Wow, that’s some great skiing!” said my fellow ski instructor.  As I continued down the hill, my spirits soared.  With my instructor’s exam only six weeks ago, I…

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Being Present

Waiting at a stoplight in Boulder, the turn signal turned green.  Yet the car in front of me didn’t move.  I waited patiently a few seconds, and still nothing.  Finally, I tooted the horn, and just as the light was turning yellow, he turned onto the cross street. In the…

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The Joys of Telecommuting

Many years ago I attended a retreat in California.  The keynote speaker talked of finding fulfillment in your life.  On the topic of work, he said “Find work that is creative and challenging.” Such a simple phrase, but so much meaning packed into it.  I’d probably add one more addendum: …

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Dog Parks

When I first moved to Nederland, I met a woman in our neighborhood who worked at the library.  She recounted a funny conversation she’d had that day with an out of town visitor. “These people from Texas stopped in the library today.  They asked me where the local dog park…

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