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VIEW TO THE WEST | Aspen Is Telluride on Steroids
by Peter Shelton
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A trip to Telluride’s big-sister ski town brings some things into focus.
VIEW TO THE WEST | Sucking the Air Out of America
by Peter Shelton
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
The campaign season is over, for now. Thank goodness.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Education of a Ski Instructor, Part Four
by Peter Shelton
Nov 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author readies, with trepidation, for his Stage 1 exam.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Education of a Ski Instructor, Part Three
by Peter Shelton
Oct 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In which carving, skidding and black currant syrup inform the author’s journey to skiing competence, and love.
VIEW TO THE WEST | The Education of a Ski Instructor, Part Two
by Peter Shelton
Oct 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the authors learns that the perfect turn is not the point.
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Making the Wave
by Peter Shelton
Sep 27, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The past becomes the present when a Sixties band plays Ouray.
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The Education of a Ski Instructor
by Peter Shelton
Sep 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the word “apprentice” sends the author down a career path, and into the arms of love.
Cups Closing Shop on Ridgway Boardwalk
by Peter Shelton
Sep 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Cups is closing its doors at the end of September. But owner Jeanne Robertson is not going far.
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Medal Count Fever: An Olympic History
by Peter Shelton
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Olympic patriotism runs deep in a boy’s Cold War mindset.
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Compassion Fest: Grumpy Pete Hangs Back
by Peter Shelton
Jul 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Movement is a kind of meditation, though it may not qualify for a seat at the Telluride Compassion Festival.
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In Which the Author Wins a Stage
by Peter Shelton
Jul 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
As the drama of the Tour de France plays out, author/cyclist Peter Shelton wins a Walter Mitty stage in the Tour d’Ouray.
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When Nature Is Nurture, Part 3
by Peter Shelton
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In which a youthful rebellion leads to a falling out with the Trailfinders’ patriarchal founder.
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When Nature Is Nurture, Part 2
by Peter Shelton
Jul 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Why do we end up where we do? For the author, a trip to Yosemite as a teenager played a significant role.
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When Nature Is Nurture, Part 1
by Peter Shelton
Jun 28, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Trailfinders Camp, and its rigid founder, played an unexpected roll in the author’s fate.
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The Curiosity Cousins Come to Visit
by Peter Shelton
Jun 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author’s curious, very smart, cousins come to visit.
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High Lunacy in Savage Basin
by Peter Shelton
Jun 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The Lunar Cup has a long history of craziness, but in its heyday it was also a serious professional ski race.
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Tips for Conquering Writer’s Block
by Peter Shelton
Jun 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Go to bed. Tomorrow is another day.
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Myth of the Automatic Earth
by Peter Shelton
May 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Mountinfilm’s symposium on population brought artists and scientists together on growth, energy, women’s rights . . . and music.
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Grad Speech: Of Love and Labradoodles
by Peter Shelton
May 24, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
In which the author delivers the commencement address at Colona University.
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Pulling Up Stakes: From Hometown to ‘Chinatown’
by Peter Shelton
May 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A daughter’s move to Bishop has the author thinking back to early California.