Death-defying feats of skiing

Bunny slopes at Monarch Mountain – and a smile before…well, you’ll see. I had shown up on a trapped-between-winter-and-spring┬áColorado day: warm temperatures, snow still on the ground, with the promise…

In times of disaster: A reflection

I usually use this space to focus on issues of sex, sexuality, safety, and feminist politics. These are usually the most pressing things occupying my mind on any given day….

Feeling So Inclined

“Let’s hike the Manitou Incline,” I said to Nick one beautiful Saturday morning. It was an idea that had been inspired by a friend’s passing reference to “the trail you…

Altitude is Everything

When we first moved to Colorado, we were warned about the altitude. “If you start getting headaches, nauseated, or disoriented, TELL ME RIGHT AWAY,” my sister-in-law said shortly after we’d…