Guess who is going to be writing the next 100 years or so of history? Us. Women. Broads. We will be doing it in many different ways: in the Sciences, Sport, Business, Academics, the Arts, etc, etc. But visions of world domination aside, we thought we would start with featuring some Tales of non-fiction writing rooted in the day-to-day experiences of women and how we explore, experience and enjoy the outdoors. And, of course, life in general.

Whey exercise begets beer.

Frothy Exercise

I’ll be the first to admit it: one of the larger reasons I exercise is because I enjoy the occasional cocktail. Those occasions tend to become more frequent as the days grow longer and the sun begins to bake the trails and warm the rivers around my house. Such atmospheric conditions spur me to jump […]

By |June 13th, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments
Summer time in Vermont

Corn Talk

The corn is back. The view I loathe and love at the same time. Its tiny green leaves reaching toward the sky at a furious pace dot all roads by my house and remind me daily that summer is coming quickly.

That another Vermont summer is coming is the part I love. This is the time […]

By |June 2nd, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments

Remembering Ashley

There was a time, way back in the early 90s, when I wanted to be a Marine. I was raised by one; one who had gone off to Notre Dame with the hopes of playing football and wound up signing up to serve in Vietnam. Five buddies actually signed up. My dad went for the […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments

Keys to Spring Cleaning

I threw away keys yesterday. Eleven of them. With spring having finally extended an olive branch to Vermont two months past the vernal equinox, I figured I’d begin the cleansing that’s mandated by more sunlight and the fact that I can now keep a window open for more than 15 seconds without risking hypothermia.

I didn’t […]

By |May 19th, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments

Shower Beer

I can’t remember the first time I indulged in drinking a shower beer, but I remember when my mother noticed it.

It was Christmas break my junior year of college. I was broke and was spending the time off waiting tables to earn money for books and fun for the upcoming semester. I was inarguably the […]

By |May 14th, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments

Bottom-Line Edible Advice

First up…a disclaimer: This is not a promotional piece. I just made my first purchase at Tasty Hemp Oil (online). Not that big of deal, right? Right. Right??

I am a bottom-line kind of woman, fully capable of researching and making my own, intelligent decisions on matters. The thing about being a bottom-line woman though is […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments
Central Park

Bring Your Running Shoes

I was in New York City for business recently. Every time I head to Manhattan, I pack my running shoes because Central Park is one of my favorite places to run. There is something especially spectacular about that park. For starters, there is the joy of running a couple of blocks to get there on […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Broad Tales|0 Comments

To Fly United Airlines

I am not in good shape. Wait, that’s not entirely accurate. I am just not in good enough shape to fly on United Airlines. I say this only because after a recent experience, I’m pretty sure UA public flight requirements fall somewhere between Cross Fit proficiency and SEAL school.

To be fair (to me), I do […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Broad Tales|0 Comments

Memorial Day

I was a bit of a punk when I was in seventh grade. (Yes, I am aware of the redundancies in that statement.) When I look at that time in my life through the lens of my pop psychology expertise, I realize my punkiness may have been in response to my older sister. Her abundance […]

By |May 30th, 2016|Broad Tales|0 Comments

Growing Pains

Let me tell you about how I decided to return to alpine skiing after 15 years of telemark skiing.

It all starts with how I joined an indoor soccer league this spring. My thought was that I’d get to play that old sport I loved in high school, hang out with some friends, make some new […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Broad Tales|0 Comments