Tag Archives: Winter

TA’s Guide to the Winter Wonderverse

I’m on a mission to help people fall in love with winter. Tall order. I know winter makes so many folks’ lives so much more difficult and filled with barriers, so I continue to advocate for sidewalk snow clearing, winter … Continue reading

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Ten Hints for Hiking the East Coast Trail in Winter

The East Coast Trail can be enjoyed in all seasons but winter can be especially magical with the interaction of snow, ice, and water. The trail is not groomed nor maintained in winter so you have to be prepared to … Continue reading

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Team #Skiarail Goes Coast to Coast to Completion

My friend, Heather, wrote to say she likes to play, “Where in the world is TA?” She said, “I know you could be anywhere.” Well, Heather-you might be surprised that I am not that far from home but a world … Continue reading

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The #SkiARail Team Heads West

Marian and I are sitting on a train bound for Toronto and we are wearing longjohns. We’re sweltering a bit but the ski we had this afternoon on Mont Royal was worth it. The sun was shining, the trail grooming … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #19: Pressing Pause

As you may remember, Lungta is the name of prayer flags in Tibet and Nepal. Lungta means “Windhorse” and refers to how the wind can carry the prayers that are printed on the prayer flags into the universe. Livyer is … Continue reading

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Lungta Livyers #18: Home and Away Again

Happy New Year, When we left in August, we had no idea where we would be for either Christmas or New Year’s. Turns out that we spent them in St. John’s but not at home. We rented out our house … Continue reading

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A Book Birth Announcement: The Get-Outside Guide to Winter Activities

It’s a book birth announcement. It weighs 14.7 ounces & after 2 years gestation, it is wonderful to finally hold it! It just arrived from the publisher and it’s beautiful. The book, a collaboration with Andrew Foran and Kevin Redmond, … Continue reading

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Winter Joys

Finally enough snow to get out and enjoy winter!

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Radio Noon Crosstalk …How do you stay active at this time of year?

“Towering snowbanks, slippery sidewalks…exercising outside isn’t much fun in February. And fighting through stormy weather to get to the gym can get pretty old. Antony Card is director of Memorial University’s department of Human Kinetics and Recreation. TA Loeffler Professor … Continue reading

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Over the Hill and Picking Up Speed

For the first time in my life, yesterday, I felt “middle-aged.” And I actually said it aloud. What prompted me to say that? Flying like a projectile down an icy slope on a slippery piece of plastic–that’s what did it. … Continue reading

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