My Outdoor Chronicles​

      Words inspired by Mother Nature.

A Healing Wind

An Ageless Passion:
Skiing the 'Bird

As published  in Wasatch Journal

As published on

   As the body is challenged, nature empowers the soul

Racing on a downhill skiing course at fifty miles per hour, sixteen-year-old Olympic hopeful Marianna Davis missed a turn. She flipped over a fence, smacked into an aspen tree back-first, bounced off it, and hit a second one with her head. Her helmet and back shattered.   (Read Article Here)
 Margaret Anderson pauses at the top of Regulator, one of Snowbird’s  expert only ski runs, to capture the view one more time.  Below her awaits an open bowl, laden with eight feet of Utah’s legendary powder snow.   (Read Article Here)

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Detour Ahead

  Adaptive Kayaking is One 
Part Water, Two Parts Fun

An excerpt from my book in progress

As published on

“I am paralyzed.”  The words kept slamming through my head as I lay motionless.  Six hours ago, I was whole: a twenty-two year old Utah State University student looking for the next adventure.  Then I decided to join some fraternity brothers at the lake, where I dove into the water and hit a submerged tree stump, breaking my neck.  (Read Excerpt Here)
 The therapeutic powers of water are well known.  We spend our pre-natal days in a liquid environment.  Our bodies are mostly water.  Water is life itself.  It’s no surprise that for those of us with disabilities, water is indeed a magical friend.  It is the great equalizer, allowing us to float effortlessly, without fighting gravity.   (Read Article Here)

National Ability Center 
Donor Newsletter

Deer Valley Ad

An official thank you to some caring people

A classic from the 2002 Olympics

Staying in touch with your strongest supporters is job number one at this nationally recognized provider of adaptive recreation for people with disabilities.  I was honored to write the stories of people whose lives were transformed  You can check it out here.
It was fun to write then, and it's fun to read now.  To see this award winning Olympic themed ad, click here .  

Flexpak Web Page 

DynAccess Company Story

 Flexpak prides itself on innovative packaging solutions and unparalleled customer service.  To read this introduction from the "About Us" page of their website  click here.
 I was pleased to write the  company history for this innovative designer and maker of adaptive monoskis for skiers with disabilities.  You can read it here.