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For Jeff Pederson, warmer winters are part of the reason he decided to move across the country last fall, from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Minneapolis, Minn. Pederson says his apartment in Alaska was becoming difficult to live in after sinkholes started forming right outside.

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I have to deal with myself. That’s what it gets down to for each of us. Understanding is up to you. It’s up to me. There’s no escape.

Due to pulmonary fibrosis, Sonny Rollins is fully retired from the saxophone, and now contemplates even bigger mysteries.

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Mountain climbing is a modern curiosity, a bourgeois indulgence. It consists mostly of relatively well-to-do white people manufacturing danger for themselves.

In mountaineering circles, death is almost predictable. A Bozeman therapist/shaman tries to help surviving colleagues cope.

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