St Moritz and Engadin, Switzerland: Stunning Beauty, Incredible Skiing

Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads.  -Author Unknown In Winter, there is no better way to spend the dark, bleak, cold days than to hop on a pair of skis and enjoy the snow. Growing up, I skied often at the Purgatory Mountain resort in Durango, Colorado, where my grandmother lived. ItContinue reading “St Moritz and Engadin, Switzerland: Stunning Beauty, Incredible Skiing”

Prague’s Winter Loveliness

“Prague never lets you go… this dear little mother has sharp claws.” -Franz Kafka, surrealist author The thing with living in a country like Czech Republic is that you never know what each day may bring. It’s always different. Some days, a grocery clerk throws the food you pay for onto the floor (on purpose),Continue reading “Prague’s Winter Loveliness”

The Winter Wonderland of Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic

In the depths of winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer. -Albert Camus, French novelist, 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature A few weeks ago, we spent time in the Alps skiing. And, on our way home to Prague, we plugged in our Garmin, set the destination to HOME, and started theContinue reading “The Winter Wonderland of Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic”

Christmas, Snow, and the Grinch

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, Stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons, it came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before …Continue reading “Christmas, Snow, and the Grinch”

The Benefits of Snow

Never before has my world been so white. I look outside my window, and all I see is snow. Snow on the balcony, even, a step beyond where I write. Sure, on a mountain pinnacle, overlooking the next ski trail to carve down a snow-covered mountain, I’ve experienced lots of snow. But the snow inContinue reading “The Benefits of Snow”