• Fall Sunday: Backpacking With Kids in the Weminuche

    Yesterday

    When you have kids, you give up a few things. Sleep. Money. Time. You accept the trade-off: deprivation for family. Andy and I were down with all of that. But one thing we weren’t okay with giving up was backpacking.…

  • The Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book

    2 days ago.

    From one of my very favorite bloggers, Maria Popova, of Brainpickings fame, comes her take on a fabulous children's book that she declares is "a most unusual children’s book for lovers of midcentury modern design" and "an immeasurable treat for…

  • Fall Sunday: What Kids Carry With Them To School

    2 weeks ago.

    I drop her off, and it’s the same scene every day of the first week. All the other kids sit down in their seats quietly, excited about kindergarten. Not her. She is wailing, and hanging onto my leg, telling me…

  • Summer Sunday: When Grandpa's In Charge

    3 weeks ago.

    If Facebook ‘likes” are a measure of my parenting coolness, then most indicators show I’m a pretty cool mom. A picture of my seven-year-old, Mollie, jumping off a dock with her cousins – 31 likes. My four-year-old, Belle, euphorically jumping…

  • San Miguel Resource Center: Call for Advocates

    4 weeks ago.

    “Being an advocate is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my time in Telluride, but in addition, the skills I learned in advocate training have been as useful in my daily life as they are for…

  • Pinhead: Summer Wrap Up

    4 weeks ago.

    It was a busy summer for the Pinhead Institute.  I now have a lovely insect collection (picture attached), courtesy of my 12-year-old son Wiley and his fabulous Pinhead Bug Camp counselor Chris Anderson, a former Pinhead intern who returned to teach classes for us this summer.…

  • Is Summer Different Now?

    4 weeks ago.

    A long time ago and far away, say, in the halcyon (not really) days of the 1950s and 1960s, summer meant road trips, day camp, and ice cream. Labor Day is fast approaching and with the long weekend (that includes…

  • Summer Sunday: Off to Kindergarten

    1 month ago.

        The end of summer always feels too abrupt. I’m never ready for the transition to cooler temperatures and shorter, busier days, but this time it’s going to be an even bigger adjustment: my oldest child will be starting…

  • Mudd Butts #28: It’s About Time

    1 month ago.

    It may be children’s theater, but the Telluride Academy’s Mudd Butt Mystery Theatre Troupe has never shied away from the deep issues that confront the human condition. Playfully woven into an often wacky story line enacted by middle-schoolers in wild costumes carrying…

  • Summer Sunday: Lessons From Bike Camp

    1 month ago.

    This spring, when the winter snow melted off the trails and I got back on my bike, I felt happy. It wasn’t contentment or fulfillment ---or some hard earned new age happiness that one can only achieve though practicing mindfulness…

  • Medical Moment: Why Quit Smoking?

    2 months ago.

    Telluride Inside... and Out is proud to feature the Telluride Medical Center's MEDICAL MOMENT, a weekly column that answers common medical questions in pop culture. Have a question for the doctors? Click here to send. Care Manager Paula  Scheidegger answers this…

  • SAF Young People’s Theater: 4th Annual Summer Spectacular

    2 months ago.

    Featuring "Hansel & Gretel," July 14 – July 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Performance Friday, July 18, 1 p.m. The week-long summer camp was designed for kids ages 8 to 10 who like to sing, act, dance and just have a good time…

  • Fourth of July, Overview

    2 months ago.

    The original resolution calling for the Continental Congress to declare the United States free from British rule was introduced by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia on June 7, 1776. Three days later, a committee headed by Thomas Jefferson was appointed…

  • Telluride Academy: Circus Holus Bolus

    2 months ago.

    Sally Davis is a musician, theater director, performer and arts educator and half of the dream team that founded the Telluride Academy’s legendary Mudd Butts, now in its 28th year. (The other half is award-winning choreographer, director, performer, vocalist, educator…

  • A Toast to Pinhead at Wine Fest

    3 months ago.

    Under the direction of Laurel Robinson, the mission of the reborn Telluride Wine Festival (June 26 – June 29) includes children’s health (through improved nutrition) and education. In that spirit, Robinson offered the Patron’s Pavilion at Gondola Plaza to the…

  • Poets’ Corner: Rosemerry for Father’s Day

    3 months ago.

    “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven…