How to Assemble a Winter Safety Kit

One of the biggest blessings and joys of living in Colorado, is also one of its biggest concerns – I’m talking about our beautiful winters. Our state’s Department of Transportation also does a fantastic job of clearing roads and putting salt and sand down when the roads get icy. So, there’s hardly ever any reason to be concerned about driving around in our ‘Winter Wonderland.’ Still there are those few and far between times when we must venture over hill and dale to get to a friend’s or family member’s house, or do an out of the way errand, and there’s always an outside chance that you’ll encounter any number of setbacks. Mainly, I’m talking about if your car either breaks down somewhere fairly remote, you get into a car accident, you lose traction and your vehicle goes off the road, or you get stuck somewhere because of a road closure. Neil Hillyard, a Denver attorney, who has lived here for more than 40 years, and has seen a fair number of winter car accidents can attest to the … [Read more...]

6 Things To Love About Winter

In my day, we walked home from school, braving the South Dakotan prairie subzero temps and even steeper subzero windchill factors.  I can still feel the burn on my cheeks, from the frequent cases of frostbite this incurred.  Not so fun. So it took me many years of emotional recovery, and a few years living in a much more mild climate, to reach this recent epiphany:   There really ARE some things to love about winter. 6 Things To Love About Winter 1.  The Change Although there is an admitted allure to the year round palm trees and sunshine showcased at our favorite vacation destinations, I'm a person who craves change.  Big change, little change... whatever.  I need something to mix things up every once in awhile, to maintain my sanity. Therefore, I love seasons.   Winter, so drastically opposite of summer, allows (ok, kinda forces) you to change all manner of things - your habits, your pastimes, your wardrobe, your bedspread.  And so on, and so forth.  I dig that about … [Read more...]