Learning to ski: Three days of fun at Brighton’s Snow Sports School

Turning on Green Class at Brighton

I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of the hill. ~Erma Bombeck This quote pretty much sums up why I avoided learning to ski until well into my 40s. Eventually I ran out of stupid things to do to my body, and I needed something to do in the winter, […]

Managing fear while learning adventure sports

Caves like Stephens Gap are the reason I learned to rappel. Although I have rappelled it, that's not me.  Photo credit - Jeff Hunter via Flickr

  Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~Dale Carnegie Boots planted on the ledge, harness checked, and my hand holding the rope in a brake position over the bar rack, I took […]