Breaking Addictions

My daughter Traci has been trying unsuccessfully for months to break my granddaughter, Jadyn, of her addiction to a pacifier. Without the pacifier there was no sleep for Jadyn or anyone within hearing range. Within seconds of getting the pacifier she was sound asleep. This pacifier was the “Ambien” of toddler world. Yesterday I received a picture from Traci with …

On top of the World

I spent this weekend with world class skier, mountain climber, Eric Alexander and his wife Amy. Eric was a vital part of the team that led his blind friend Erik Weihenmayer to the top of Mount Everest. His story of this adventure is one of the most inspirational I have heard. Eric is a believer who artfully shares his faith …

Oxygen on the rocks

The day dawned with a gorgeous sunrise as we started up the mountain trail. The sunrise reminded me of why I love Colorado But something was missing. A thousand feet higher, we surrounded by pine and aspen and engulfed in the wonderful aroma that only the high mountain forest offers as a gift. What sweet memories were stirred as we …

It’s a dogs life

Some things are just too weird for words. While riding four wheelers on remote logging road at 12,000 ft, we ran into this site. I don’t know what to say. I understand why he might be carrying mountain lion bait, but why the goggles? I would love to hear some of your captions to this picture. As for me it …

I’ll have mine with Mayo

I just returned from having an oil change and tune up. Not for my car, but for me. I did it at Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. It was the “First Class Experience” of medicine. A recent article in U.S. News shows that Mayo is the place to be if you are dealing with life threatening health issues. Only 173 …