Ski.com Epic Dream Job

Have you ever thought about what your Epic Dream Job would be? If you had the unique opportunity to drop your life and head to 18 different ski destinations in 7 countries would you? Did I mention you would be compensated $10,0000 and sponsors would include Ski.com, United Airlines, GoPro, Oakley, Helly Hansen, Rossignol and… Read More

Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 Years

Did you see the New York Times headline Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves ‘Sesame Street’ After Nearly 50 years. What were your thoughts? Initially I was sad, which is unusual because I’m usually dancing around and giving high fives when someone retires. I think of retirement as the time when you finally get to… Read More

Animas Valley Balloon Rally Adventure!

Just about one year ago I went to my first balloon festival. It was the Animas Valley Balloon Rally in Durango, Colorado. This is where I met Deborah Rice, the pilot of Foxtrot. What an inspiration she is! Her chase crew saw how enthused I was about the adventure and they let me join them.… Read More

Colorado Wildfires Summer 2018

I’m one person. In one small region of the southwest. With many stories to share. I was happily working on my computer while sitting outside on my deck and anticipating the start of the long weekend. Suddenly I was overcome by the intense smell of smoke nearby. Having studied wildfire science and worked in wildfire… Read More

Pesto: It Must Be Summer!

What Does Summer Taste Like? You just might get a different answer from every person you ask. Watermelon, cotton candy, Italian ice, homemade vanilla ice-cream from the local dairy, lemonade. Those are some sweeter tasing foods that get some summer tastebuds going. If you’re from Buffalo, New York your answer might be Beef on Weck with a… Read More

The Science of Well-Being

Have you heard of, or taken a course at Coursera?  I’m in the process of taking my second course with them. It’s called The Science of Well-Being and is taught by a Professor at Yale University. I know, I know. More classes! I just completed the equivalent of several marathons to obtain my Masters of Environmental Management (MEM)… Read More

Courage: Daily Prompt

It’s been five days since the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting took place in Parkland, Florida. Eight of the victims were girls and young women; nine were boys and men. They ranged from 14 years old to 49. I spent Sunday with my own 23 year old son cooking brunch, catching up, drinking coffee… Read More

Lecture: One Word Prompt

I recently spent six and a half years obtaining two degrees and a number of certificates. I was also a teaching assistant for an advanced ornithology field and lab course. Before that, I was an educator and education advisor to elementary & middle school students, parents, and school faculties. I’ve been a presenter, & attended… Read More