Mountain Towns must Advocate for Leave No Trace

Published in the Post Independent, Feb. 13. Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and similar mountain communities have felt the issue even more deeply because of our close connection to public land. Thousands of acres of national forest surround our everyday outings, and beckon us on the weekends to ski, hike, camp, ride or play.... Continue Reading →

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Gravity Fed Water Filtration

Published on TheDyrt.com, December, 2018. I have seen a variety of effective water filtration systems in the past, but over time my needs have changed. Instead of light and fast adult backpacking trips, covering miles each day, my husband and I now have more thirsty mouths and less pack space per capita. With three kids under... Continue Reading →

Put Teachers First and Students will Thrive

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, January 9th, 2019. In the unhealthy relationship between public education and the classroom teacher, teachers are both the abuser and the abused. Along with building and district leadership, they are the ones gaslighting each other and themselves that it is somehow all OK. They see their peers giving... Continue Reading →

Reality Check: Kids

Fun fact, 'kids' are a four letter word. I wanted to share what happened immediately after I hit 'publish' on my first-ever, high adventure, carefully worded, all grown-up blog post. Literally the moment after my finger left the track pad, I rushed a crying toddler to the potty, then came back to change a poopy... Continue Reading →

Do You Speak Emoji?

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent December 11th, 2018. Welcome to the 'Super Nerd' edition of the Ante-Milennial. Today I will explain why "kids these days" may actually be fluent in a form of communication which you and I will never master. My goal is to prove that emojis are a legitimate form of... Continue Reading →

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