Pillow Fight!

Some days I can’t wait until my head hits my pillow. Sometimes I envision a fairy tale before I go to bed in hopes of sweet dreams. Just the thought of sleeping can make my eyelids feel as though a one pound weight is tethered to each eyelash. I climb into bed and slip under... Continue Reading →

It’s Official! A Photo Essay

Aspen leaves adorned the evergreen branches and were scattered along the path much like rose petals at a fall wedding. Autumn has arrived with gorgeous landscapes and football. When deciding on whether to hike on Saturday or watch the Colorado University vs. Washington State football game, my husband Danny and I chose the great outdoors.... Continue Reading →

The Shattering – Friday Fiction

With a deadline for a column looming, Samantha had writer’s block. “See you tomorrow.” she said to her roommate Jack. Grabbing her loaded framepack, she pulled her blonde ponytail through the back of her ball cap. “Have fun and be careful.” Jack tossed her cell phone to her. “Don’t worry!” She slipped the phone into... Continue Reading →

Move Over Reese Witherspoon!

After all the begging, pleading, and licking, I caved. No, I didn't run out and buy those fancylike hiking shoes even though Roxy has been lusting for them. She still LOVES her Ghetto Mittens. She wouldn't take no for an answer, so I gave in and made another movie. I know you think her Ghetto Mittens... Continue Reading →

Striking Gold – A Photo Essay

We left late on Sunday afternoon for a hike in the mountains. We drove on Canyon Road which snaked from Boulder up through the foothills to  Nederland and then past the entrance to Eldora Ski Resort.  I had never hiked in this area. Gathering clouds threatened rain, but that didn't stop our merry crew. After... Continue Reading →

Oh No! It Happened Overnight

As I sat on the examining table with a tennis injury to my left hamstring, the nurse practitioner diagnosed a list of other problems with my body. And then it hit me right between my headlights. After gaining a bit of mileage, I have become a high maintenance vehicle. It was as if I had... Continue Reading →

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