Bike Bashing

EDITOR’S NOTE:   Joanne Brand is among 20 authors who contributed their childhood memories of World War II to Top Dog Publishing’s best-selling book, “WAR KIDS—The Littlest Generation.”  Today, she shares with us another childhood memory. She has also written her own book, “Ten Miles from Aspen,” a review of which accompanies this story. By Joanne Morris Brand When I was …

Book review: “Ten Miles from Aspen”

 Joanne Brand’s striking book tells of the unique, true-life story of living on a guest ranch high in the Rocky Mountains during the 1960’s and 70’s. It’s a story of the other side of the world-renowned ski resort of Aspen. Not all glitz and glamour, but the everyday struggle of living with summer tourist activity, woodburning stoves, horse catastrophes and …