Mi Familia: Unplugged

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The first three hours were the hardest. When our family left for a two-week holiday in Costa Rica this summer, we also left behind all of our electronics. This meant no phones, no tablets, no laptops, not even a watch. They all stayed home. When we presented this idea to our teenage sons, we expected […]

On Wisdom, Age and Family

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While I certainly don’t consider myself stupid or naïve, I would never say that I’m wise. Wisdom is something I associate with ancient Greek philosophers and cartoon owls. It’s such a high and unattainable attribute that I never really even think about it. That changed in mid-April, when I met a friend of a friend […]

Hard Truths About Skiing With Teens. And Some Good News, Too.

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Hard Truth #1: No matter how intelligent, fit and talented you are, there is always someone more intelligent, fit and talented. Usually your teen. Hard Truth #2: No matter how well you ski, or snowboard, there is always someone who skis, or snowboards, better than you. Usually your teen. If you’re the parent of a […]

Risks, Rewards and Responsibility: The Three “R’s” of Skiing Safety

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This post was originally published last season at Club Colorado, the Colorado Ski Country USA blog, as part of a series on skiing and riding safety.  In the past, when I’ve written about skiing and riding safety, I received some comments that skiing with me might be “boring” or a “bummer.” I beg to differ. […]