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 […]

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 […]

Biathlon: The Yin and Yang of Winter Sports

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At first, I thought I might shoot my foot off. Three friends and I had signed up for a short biathlon clinic at Tamarack Lodge in Mammoth, California. Each March, Mammoth is the site of the largest biathlon competition in the United States. It’s a race where novices and Olympians rub shoulders, before they are […]

At Québec’s Le Massif, We Can All Be Lugers

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When it comes to crazy winter sports, the “sliding disciplines” have to be among the craziest. Bobsled, luge and skeleton: the names alone can give you pause, let alone the speeds these athletes reach while careening down a solid ice course. Exhilarating? For sure. Crazy? Even more. Especially if you’re a novice. So it wasn’t […]

Learn To Ski One Tip at a Time

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Kevin Jordan has a goal. The Children’s Coordinator for the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass, Kevin wants to make it easier for everyone to learn to ski and ride. So during January, Kevin is offering one solid learn to ski and snowboard tip per day on a special Facebook page. January is Learn to […]