Refreshed, Recharged and Revamped: Hello to the NEW BSM!

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Four years ago this week, my oldest son, then 14, was being snarky. “Remember that blog you always said you’d start?” he asked. “Well, I knew you’d never do it.” Here’s how I reacted. Did I stand up for myself? No. Did I get angry? No. Was I hurt by his words? A little. But […]

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

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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 too, but since it was a “guy thing,” I was at home. My kids were […]

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 of skiing again surprised her. Here’s what she has to say about getting back out […]

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

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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 the north end of the Tabeguache Trail that links Grand Junction and Montrose, Colorado. The […]