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Winter Bike to Work Day

“It’s Winter Bike to Work Week!” the email proclaimed.  “Hot drinks, snacks offered at street corners!” Hmmph.  If you read my earlier post about carbon footprints, you can pretty guess my thoughts on Winter Bike to Work Week.  The reality is there is never going to be a Bike to…

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A Mountain Home

“Wow, this is just what I pictured a mountain home would look like!” exclaimed our friend visiting from Chicago. Which begs the question, what should a mountain home look like?  I guess for most of us who come from somewhere else, we think it shouldn’t look like your typical suburban…

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Restoring Our Souls

Can a connection to nature restore your soul? In 2013, I reached the pit of despair.  For the first time in my life, I got let go from a job.  Falling into a deep depression, I felt completely unsure of who I was.  I became afraid to even apply for…

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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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