Category Archives: Reflections

Even When I Feel Like a Loser, It Turns Out I’m A Winner

On October 10th, I was feeling sorry for myself. It was raining —again – a not uncommon experience in Colorado during the fall of 2013. My husband was in Aspen partying with friends from college, many of them my friends … Continue reading

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Heli Skiing…Falling…And Getting Up Again

I wish I could say my first day heli skiing was an unmitigated success. But that would be a lie. It was a nearly spontaneous adventure. While I knew that I was going be skiing Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British … Continue reading

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Skiing Again: An Adaptive Skier’s Return to the Slopes

From the BSM: In December 2012, I reviewed Judy Johnson Berna’s book, Just One Foot. I didn’t realize it then, but Judy had been away from skiing for a few years.  This past season, she got back on snow. The challenge … Continue reading

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No Regret Parenting

When our oldest son turned 17 last month, my husband took the day off from work. This wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. He was present when each boy was each born and he’s been present for every birthday since … Continue reading

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How A Nonprofit With A Funny Name Drives Mountain Biking in Western Colorado

Last fall, I was asked to choose one non-profit organization for a magazine profile. It was a beautiful fall day, so after checking my email, I went mountain biking with a friend at Lunch Loop, a system of trails at … Continue reading

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