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Time and Baseball: Playing Catch
by Peter Shelton
May 10, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
A baseball game in Montrose sends the author back in time.
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Goodbye and Hello
by Peter Shelton
May 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A long drive with music in the CD changer puts the author under the spell of a particularly troubling artist.
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Singin’ in the Rocks
by Peter Shelton
Apr 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The rock wrens are back at Boulder Rock, building a nest and singing their hearts out.
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George Mallory: Ridgewalking 101
by Peter Shelton
Apr 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A hike up Aspen’s Highland Bowl conjures images of George Mallory, ridgewalker.
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Flight of the Ski Season
by Peter Shelton
Apr 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
As always the ski season ends too soon; this time, retreating snow made closing inevitable.
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To Serve and Protect
by Peter Shelton
Apr 09, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
What if there were a police blotter for the micro-community of Colona?
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Mastering the ‘Moag Holes’
by Peter Shelton
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author ponders the special world of mogul skiing and the exceptional bumpers Telluride’s mountain
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We’re All Bozos on This Bus
by Peter Shelton
Mar 22, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Firesign Theatre founding member Peter Bergman died last week, leaving the author with a sharp, existential pain.
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Speak, Memory, Part Three
by Peter Shelton
Mar 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author, in this third installment, circumnavigates Catalina Island and turns a corner between childhood and what comes next.
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Outthinking the Snowy Torrents
by Peter Shelton
Mar 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author reassesses a life of risk in the uncaring high country.
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Speak, Memory, Part Two
by Peter Shelton
Mar 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A drug-induced coming of age on Catalina Island.
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Speak, Memory
by Peter Shelton
Feb 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Pre-GPS, a crossing to Catalina Island in mid-winter, as a teenager, sparks the author’s memory; or can the memory be trusted?
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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
by Peter Shelton
Feb 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Medical experts blame “hysteria,” or maybe natural gas wells, for an outbreak of tics in a small New York town.
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Singing the Cell Phone Blues
by Peter Shelton
Feb 09, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author admits he still hasn’t fully joined the digital communication revolution.
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Messing With Ski Shapes, Part Three
by Peter Shelton
Feb 05, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
In the latest case of the FIS out of control, Tina Maze was told that her underwear was too fast.
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Part Two: The Accidental Bivouac
by Peter Shelton
Jan 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Caught out in an unexpected storm, the author’s touring party spends a long night of uncertainty.
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To Bivvy or Not To Bivvy? That Is the Question.
by Peter Shelton
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author recalls an overnight ski tour gone wrong.
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The Gasman Cometh
by Peter Shelton
Jan 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Oil and gas leasing causes a firestorm in the North Fork Valley.
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Messing with Sidecuts, Part Two
by Peter Shelton
Jan 05, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author finds the study behind ski racing’s draconian new rules.
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Chooglin’ On Down the Road
by Peter Shelton
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
No resolutions this New Year’s Eve; instead the author tries to see the world through the glasses of John Lennon and John Fogerty.