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My Husband Is Doing Something Very Cool

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

My Husband Is Doing Something Very Cool

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Bobby took up snowboarding this year; he's had the board and the equipment for years and finally got around to taking a lesson and getting started. He's hooked. As my journal location frequently attests (because I go with him), he is at Liberty Mountain usually twice per week.

In a couple of weeks, he's doing something cool similar to a walk-a-thon, only he will be snowboarding to raise money for a charity called the CHILL Foundation. The CHILL Foundation helps underprivileged and underserved youth learn to snowboard with the goal of improving their self-esteem and teaching them life skills. Most of the students Bobby and I work with at our school sit under the "underprivileged and underserved" umbrella, and I think groups like this have the potential to make a huge positive impact for kids. Most of our kids rarely travel outside of their neighborhoods, and they have very little understanding of the opportunities available to them beyond the streets. At school, Bobby and I try to take them on field trips or provide enrichment activities that show them all that life has to offer and to give them something positive to participate in. (We took a group of students snow tubing last Friday and they loved it!) So I think the charity he's supporting does very cool work.

If anyone's interested in supporting him (or learning more about the charity), here is the link. As usual, I'm proud of my husband for the work he does. :)

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