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12January 2019

Trying something new? Remember this.

My Christmas gift to Jeff a few years back was a banjo. He loves bluegrass music, and had been saying for a while that he would really love the chance to finally learn to play a musical instrument. I believed his enthusiasm, but I spent many months testing his resolve. I grew up[...]

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1August 2018

What kind of cairns will you build?

“I can’t believe it! They’re still here!” This past summer, Jeff and I spent a few days hiking from Mistaya Lodge, a ski touring and hiking gem up the valley from our home, perched at 7,000 feet among rocky peaks and blue-green alpine tarns. For me, it was a new experience, but[...]

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22May 2018

Half Dressed in Soggy Neoprene: Insights from a Windy Parking Lot

“Okay, now I’m really stuck.” I’m half out of my wetsuit, balanced precariously inside a rubbermaid container in the parking lot, hoping to keep a barrier between the suit and the sand once I’m finally free of it. I lean against the side of the truck now and then to right myself,[...]

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7January 2018

4 Essential Questions for 2018

I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Not that the spirit of the new year fails to move me – it does! Freshness. Possibility. Love it. It’s more that a broad declaration of change can miss the real potential of this time, in my opinion. When we’re 100% focused on how we’re[...]

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