Author Archives: urocksafety

About urocksafety

I am a freelance writer, executive director of the Alaska Avalanche Information Center, former director of the North America Outdoor Institute. I also provide non-profiting consulting services for other non-profits that want to be in full compliance and operating at top performance.

Five weeks and healing

The past four weeks have gone surprisingly fast. I’ve been taking it slow but gaining strength and energy every day. I started by walking about 10 steps to the door and back to the bed, and now walking a mile … Continue reading

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A Christmas challenge

I woke from surgery expecting to go home after just a short overnight stay in the hospital. Instead I found myself flat on my back, stapled closed from my groin to my chest, and riddled with tubes and needles coming … Continue reading

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Preparing for a new journey

This summer I didn’t write much because I was so busy working on my property and building toward my future. My hips and legs have continually improved so I found my life back on track without being plagued with chronic … Continue reading

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Winter 2017

This has been a winter of big adventures. I traveled from Arizona to California with my spirit sister, Merletta, to have medical treatments on my hips (Stem Cell Journey,) enjoyed time in California with friends and then explored Arizona with … Continue reading

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Steps forward

October 18, 2015 I don’t think the second stem cell treatment is working. The first treatment, where they harvested the stem cells from my body and then planted those, did make a huge difference. In fact, most days I almost feel … Continue reading

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Surprise Detour

For the last two months life has taken a crazy turn. In mid August my daughter called in tears. Her husband Michael was sick and getting worse. He’d not felt well for months but this was reaching the point where she … Continue reading

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New Challenges

It’s been much too long since I have posted. Life has been busy with grant writing, training and gardening. But all of those things are just excuses. I could have still squeezed in a little time to write. But to … Continue reading

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