Almost Winter Update

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, winter sports season has officially begun. By the time I publish this, the Black Dike has been climbed signaling the beginning of ice season and a fair amount… Continue reading

Suds in the Shower

Whenever we have guests over, I’m struck with nerves about the state of our bathroom. No, it’s not because there are whiskers in the sink, something growing in the shower, or that it’s missing… Continue reading

Mountain Town Monologue

When I think of the idyllic mountain town, my mind strangely wanders to a place that I have never been: the Alps. In dreamy moments, like when the Powerball jackpot exceeds a few… Continue reading

End of Fall Check-In

Whew! October was a whirlwind with multiple articles being published, an increase in “real” work—thank you, fast-approaching holiday season—and a much-needed vacation in Utah that ended up being light on relaxing, but heavy… Continue reading

Fall Check-In, Volume 1

Yikes, it’s been a long time since I last posted here! In fact, it has been so long that I feel the need to break my latest check-in into two parts. If you… Continue reading

Almost Summer Check In

“I would live all my life in nonchalance and insouciance, Were it not for making a living, which is rather a nouciance.” ― Ogden Nash Hardly a spring passes without me being shocked… Continue reading

Spring Wrap Up

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Vegas, Baby…VEGAS!

There is one lesson that I seem destined to learn over and over again: when traveling to do something adventurous, the adventure often lies in the travel itself. Most recently, I was forced… Continue reading

If You Don’t Like the Weather, Wait a Minute

Mark Twain famously said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” Never has that statement felt truer than over the past few weeks, as we… Continue reading

Catching Up—Winter Wrap Up

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” – John Lennon