On Being Grateful

With Thanksgiving (and Erika Flower’s Golden Birthday) rapidly approaching, the internet is bursting with Thanksgiving how-to’s and lists on lists on lists of things we are, should, or could be grateful for.  Sitting around the plethora of turkey, cranberry… Read More


Birkie Video Challenge Grant

I am ready to say goodbye to roller skiing.  I’ve taken one too many falls (ideal number is zero, I’m at four), my poles have slipped about two (thousand)  too many times, and I’ve pondered the inherent danger… Read More


Professional Snowballer

I am a professional snowballer.  As a professional snowballer, I pride myself in taking the smallest speck of information (one small snowflake), and taking that snowflake to its most dramatic, significant, and often dark conclusion (a giant snowball)…. Read More

Matching Grant

My club team SMS T2 just received a $25,000 matching grant.  This means that for every dollar donated to our team, some generous lover of nordic skiing will also give us a dollar.  So donate today, if only… Read More