Winter Solstice Reflections

Winter arrived in the Rocky Mountains this morning with a gentle blanket of snow. Today, Winter Solstice marks the shortest day, the welcoming of winter. A quote from John Steinbeck, “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” Solstice acrostic Snow and darkness On this day weContinue reading “Winter Solstice Reflections”

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” was a favorite of mine growing up. At the time Brooklyn didn’t have special meaning to me, more on this in a minute, but I loved the immigrant story in this and another cherished book “All of a Kind Family.” That book was closer to my own family’sContinue reading “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

December Creekside Hike

December 2017 has been unusually dry and warm in Colorado. Instead of skiing, and snowshoeing, I’m still enjoying hikes on dry trails. The sound of the creek changes depending upon the time of year. Frozen surface gives way to the gentle movement from beneath creating a beautiful sound for peaceful contemplation. Also striking is theContinue reading “December Creekside Hike”

Life above the clouds

Living at 8200 feet has both challenges and charms. This may be the ultimate test of are you a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” person. It’s a choice we can all make. When you have a day where it’s cloudy and gray at 5300 feet (I know that sounds like high altitude toContinue reading “Life above the clouds”

Laura Roettiger #AMMConnect Bio

The magnificence of aspens and pine in fall. The book I’ll be submitting for #AuthorMentorMatch is Cruze Control a #YA story about mother/daughter relationship. 17-year-old Hanna lives with her family in Lake in the Pines,MN but wants to see the world, write music, and dance in music videos. Set in 1986 just before technology changedContinue reading “Laura Roettiger #AMMConnect Bio”