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Thanks, Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder turned 50 the day before Christmas Eve, as musicians and regular folks often do, and I was astonished for just a second that one of the rock and roll gods of my youth, the voice of my teenage angst, is now ...

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In Praise Of The Real Conversation

I scrolled through my iPhone photos from the past year and found a couple shots of these two guys I don’t know, sitting at a table out in front of a Denver coffee shop, just talking to each other. I couldn’t say exactly ...

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Happy Holidays

Hopefully you’re enjoying some time off right now due to one of our many end-of-year holidays, spending time with people you like/love/can tolerate for a few days, and eating way too much of things you will regret next week, or immediately. If you’re in ...

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11 Ways To Make That Chairlift Ride Awkward

Ski season is here, and you’ll be spending anywhere from three to 15 minutes sharing chairlifts with people you may or may not know. It’s enough time to get to know someone a little bit, or have a brief conversation about snow conditions, ...

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Considering Gratitude

Mike and I arrived at Lincoln Falls to see a dozen people spread across the base of the routes, and decided to go a couple valleys over to see if another ice climb was in. We grabbed our packs and hiked a couple ...

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Jokes, Brought To You By El Capitan

El Capitan is famous for being the largest granite monolith in the world, which men and women have flung themselves at for 70 years in the name of human acheivement. But did you know that El Cap is also one funny son of ...

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How To Be A Writer: One Story

Every few weeks, I get an e-mail or a Facebook message from someone who has a few questions about writing: how to get their foot in the door, what it’s like to do it for a living, how to be self-sufficient. I thought ...

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