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The Long Distance Librarian

musings on reading, running and recreation

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February 2017

Photo Op 1: CT Waterfalls

Nugget Sensei (my father) and I spent a photography day together. We geared up for a sunny day shooting the snow-covered waterfalls. The previous few days had been unseasonably warm so the falls were flowing fast.

Reel 3: Gleason

The film Gleason documents the life of Steve Gleason, a popular and successful safety for the New Orleans Saints, following his diagnosis of Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS) in 2011. Within weeks of his diagnosis Steve and his wife Michel learn they are pregnant. Initially the footage was taken to create a video journal for the Gleason’s son, Rivers, but evolved into an awareness-raising film.

Slope 1: Sugarloaf Mountain Resort – Maine

We planned a ski weekend last month with a few friends up at Sugarloaf in Maine (#theloaf) and we had a blast. The over four hour Friday night drive up to Carrabassett Valley was a challenge but well-worth the trip. Sugarloaf offers classic New England skiing and claims to have the most terrain east of the Rockie Mountains.

Reel 2: Life, Animated

This wonderfully different documentary tells the story of Owen Suskind, A.K.A Protector of Sidekicks, who is an admirable and amazing autistic young man. Life, Animated provides viewers a beautiful and inspiring coming-of-age story based on the book by Ron Suskind, Owen’s father.

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