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Living Boldly

boldly (adverb): without hesitation or fear in the face of risk or danger; courageously: without worrying about the opinion or judgment of others: Dictionary.com Today’s bloganuary prompt asks, What does it mean to live boldly? I believe that to live boldly means to live life to the fullest. I try to do this by experiencing […]

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Five Reasons I’m Grateful in 2022

Last week, I tested positive for COVID-19 and am currently stuck at home in isolation on what is meant to be a very hot week. All of which makes today’s bloganuary prompt – What are 5 things you’re grateful for today? – an interesting question. Five Reasons I’m Grateful Today 1) Vaccinations I strongly support […]

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A Lifetime of Writing

I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, which is at least as far back as kindergarten when I entered my first Illinois Young Authors’ Contest*. My first story was, rather fittingly, about our family’s ski trip earlier in the year. On the pages of the short non-fiction story (which I’m […]

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Ski Patrol (The Movie)

What makes you laugh? I’ve been trying to relate the daily bloganuary prompts to the overall theme of my blog, but today’s prompt (What makes you laugh?) had a me a bit stumped for a while. Then, I remembered something that made me laugh about skiing when I was younger. In 1990, the movie, ‘Ski […]

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Missing Inspiration

When I was a young girl, my goal was to ski like the boys. In my young mind, that was what a good skier looked like because that was what was presented by the media in the ’80s and early ’90s. I do not remember seeing magazine covers or cool posters with women skiing well […]