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IN THE ARMS OF GIANTS

Staring at the massive banks of rocks and sediment deposited by a long-gone river of ice, I inhaled the freshwater breath of the 10,000-year-old lake and heard an errant seagull’s cry. In a way, this could be an inland lake in my native Midwest. But then I looked higher, and honestly, it couldn’t be anywhere but Colorado.

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ONWARD AND UPWARD

Cheesy metaphors have a place in everyone’s life. I had a setback this past week, and it reminded me of a difficult (and scary) experience I had last summer. It was late July, and I was attending a press event…

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Garrett Regner with his retrofitted classic Star at Lake Dillon, Colorado.
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RETROFITTING A STAR… IN THE ROCKIES

Few one-design boats boast the pedigree of the Star. Designed in 1911 by Francis Sweisguth, who later designed the Interlake dinghy, the sloop-rigged, two-person, 22-foot keelboat is one of the world’s oldest one-designs. It’s also the oldest Olympic-class vessel, participating in its first Olympic Games in 1932.

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THOUGHTS OF HOME

As I was cranking away on deadline yesterday, I got a Facebook friend request from a man I’ve never met. This New York City actor and comedian is an alum of The Second City and the New Actors Workshop, and he’d just found and read an article I wrote years ago about his mentor: Paul Sills, the celebrated director and improvisation teacher who served as the original director of The Second City in Chicago.

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