Treacherous winter activities

The snow is coming to the valley in greater amounts now; falling across the valley in blankets of white, turning trees and bushes into works of art. It also brings out the adventurer in some of us.

It’s one of the most treacherous activities in winter. I’m not talking about skiing down black diamonds or driving on icy roads-I’m talking about that most mundane of activity-snow shoveling.

Over my past 63 years on this earth, I don’t think I’ve lived anywhere where it didn’t snow. Being born in Northern California in the Sacramento Valley, there weren’t any flakes falling, but just a few miles aw...


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