the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Above the mess

On Sunday afternoon I took a drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon all the way to the top to get out of the inversion that is swallowing Salt Lake City. I haven’t seen blue skies in weeks because of all the pollution. As I got higher and higher in the canyon I witnessed the science behind it taking place: the ground in the valley is super cold and the air above it is much warmer, trapping all that mess in a thick layer over the city. Every few hundred feet the temperature would jump a degree. At the base of the canyon it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit. By the time I reached Brighton Ski Resort at the top of the canyon it had climbed to 37 degrees.

I’m moving to Brighton Ski Resort.

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Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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