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Surgical Delays

This morning while exiting the apartment building, one of my crutches slipped and fell down the staircase into the street.  Clearly, this was not going to be a Super Awesome Day.   I began ugly face crying about 10 minutes … Continue reading

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My humble homage to the OED word of the year

I have been 28 years old for exactly 21 days. At 18, I assumed by this age that I would a) own a home b) be married and c) have a kid.  Instead I a) rent a 1 bedroom apartment … Continue reading

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Adventures in Urban Recreation

While we usually spend fall break stinkin’ up our tent in the desert, early snow and Colin’s moonlighting job as a barista kept us local for the duration of our 4-day fall break.  Fortunately, Denver is the sort of place … Continue reading

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Fall Is Coming and My Self Talk is Improving

The temperature is dropping.  The aspens are yellowing.  The author is taking a rock snooze in the Indian Peaks. It has been a full five years since I’ve experienced an actual transition into seasons.  When you live in the desert, … Continue reading

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Women’s Clothing is Ridiculous

My new school network (which is a truly amazing place for many reasons), has a much stricter dress code than where I taught Arizona.  I can no longer roll up to work with a pair of Tevas, faded JC penny … Continue reading

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Top Rope Tough Guy, unrelated animal phobias

In the past week, I’ve climbed outside at Clear Creek Canyon and North Table Mountain — two predominantly sport climbing areas near Golden, CO. The results have been highly enjoyable and stunningly recreational.  I am still many steps away from … Continue reading

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Mt. Massive, nailed it!

On Saturday at 11am, I stood at 14,421 feet.  Other than an airplane, this marked the highest elevation that I’ve ever been at, and I arrived there by hauling myself up some serious alpine tundra. The full ascent up Massive … Continue reading

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