March Mountain Madness

About a month ago, a friend of mine sent me a video of him sledding down a nearby mountain. As a snowboard instructor, he sped smoothly down, drawing a curved path in the snow as he and his buddies raced to the bottom. It looked like wicked fun. Yesterday, I found out for myself.

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A Very A-Merry-Can Christmas

Ho, ho, no?

It’s December 1st and I’m wandering through my little Czech town to soak up the Christmas cheer. In a store, I hear Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas” playing as I stroll through aisles of glitter and sparkle. To my left are rolls of elegant lace ribbons, as dainty as snowflakes. To my right are seasonal dish towels, embroidered with reindeer motifs. In front of me are mugs and napkins with Santa’s likeness printed on them. It’s just like home. And that’s the problem…

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