"How was your Friday night?"

Thanks for asking. I had a pretty strange encounter in a Boulder bar. Thankfully, my friend Jen helped me work through it by introducing me to the excellent Tumblr “Stay Out of My Namaste Space: And Other Things Said By White Women in Boulder.” Check it out. And cheers to the author for the witty, on point hashtags.

You look like an ethnic Scarlett Johansson!

—white woman, in Boulder, to a Latina woman, in the bathroom of the Biergarten

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I love chicks that rip. Lucky me, pro skier Lynsey Dyer spent two years filming and funding “Pretty Faces,” coming this fall to a theater near your favorite mountain. Watch the trailer and get tickets at unicornpicnic.com.

A quixotic video from New Zealand, shot at Treble Cone in Wanaka, making me home-away-from-homesick. Gotta love those Kiwis. Hats off to Air New Zealand for authentic voice in advertising.

Coming soon to newsstands, mailboxes, and iTunes: Mountain magazine’s Summer 2014 issue. The cover story is a humdinger—and Dave Cox’s photos are super bangers. The gear is especially choice. And I wrote about the rad folks bringing higher learning to mountain towns in the form of museums. Get some. Use MTN5for9 to get a year’s subscription for just $9 here.

Coming soon to newsstands, mailboxes, and iTunes: Mountain magazine’s Summer 2014 issue. The cover story is a humdinger—and Dave Cox’s photos are super bangers. The gear is especially choice. And I wrote about the rad folks bringing higher learning to mountain towns in the form of museums. Get some. Use MTN5for9 to get a year’s subscription for just $9 here.

Colleges now use software to match immature freshmen with simpatico roommates. Forget developing the empathy and interpersonal skills required to share your bedroom with someone fundamentally, randomly different from you for two semesters. Another layer of technology buffers you from discomfort and awkwardness—those cruel growing pains of the 20th century. No need for nasty exposure to the unknown and the unexpected. What a brave new world we live in.