better living through technology

“Aren’t you going to ask where the alarm clock went?” I had swapped our clock radio for my iPad. We used to sleep in a room partly illuminated by the nearly-nuclear green glow of a Sony clock radio. We used to awaken to the news on MPR. Now we sleep in a slightly darker room….

Weekend in/near Wasatch

I was bloody before I even got on the plane. Before we headed out on our 3-day weekend visit with my brother and sister-in-law in Park City, Steve and I were both expecting something extreme. Visits with my family are almost never restful, though they are restorative, at least for me. We like to do…

Adieu, winter!

Getting to age 43 before you finally succumb to the bite of an ACE™ bandage fastener is somewhat gratifying. What was a little disappointing about the event: learning that there isn’t a sniglet for that nasty little object. “Fastener” doesn’t do it justice. The photo above (thank you, Jen R. for allowing me to copy it…

Winter fun in Hayward, Wisconsin

This past weekend included lots of snow, copious amounts of laughter and catching up with 10+ friends, a fair number of hours spent lounging in a comfy cabin watching snow accumulate, plenty of good food, more than enough beer and wine, a little reading, some good music, two hilarious snorting dogs, layer upon layer of…

Luminary Loppet

I’ve fallen into an unlikely pattern of signing up for a certain nordic ski race for two years in a row, and for three of the last five years. I have trouble explaining it, especially as the reason that I worked so hard to rehab my knee from my 1995 ACL injury was ALPINE SKIING….

Ok, winter, I’m ready.

Bring it on: The dark, sleep-happy mornings The supreme entertainment provided by squirrels, cardinals, juncos and the whole merry backyard band including that slinking cat Soup recipe experimentation Ramekin (pot pie recipe) experimentation The stoke from carving one hella long “S” on my snowboard, on a bunny slope The stoke from doing a lot more…