Spirit Magazine - April 2013 - (Page 20)
After finishing the “Still Waters” story in your
February 2013 issue, I immediately felt compelled to contact you.
Not only did my eyes
tear up when reading
Taylor Cottrell, who
prior to learning how
to surf was confined to her bed with a rare
immune deficiency disorder, but I also cried
when reading about Bobby Lane, a 26-year-old
Iraq War veteran with PTSD who discovered
the therapeutic benefits of catching waves. I
don’t cry often, but as an avid surfer and standup paddler, I can say that nothing turns a bad
day around like getting outside, grabbing a
board, and jumping in the water. As a 47-yearold father of four, I have long recommended
the healing effects the ocean, and water in
general, provides. So get outside; get in the
water; and get your heart beating! I guarantee
you’ll feel better afterward!
Still Waters propels us.
Van Curaza says
60 spirit february 2013
By Alex Hannaford
Photography by Dave Lauridsen
february 2013 spirit
—SCOT T ROSE
LONG BE ACH, CALIFORNIA
At least you can’t say we’re dry reading, Scott.
Thanks for the note.
I wanted to commend your travel
editor, Amanda Gleason, for the
fantastic feature she did on Austin,
Texas, in the February issue [“Your
Adventure In Austin”]. In addition
to being a very well-written piece, it
highlighted some great entertainment spots outside of the usual
suspects on Sixth Street. Also, it
was great to see some coverage of the
areas surrounding The University of
Texas and the State Capitol.
Thanks, Haley. Besides directing our
travel coverage, writing the Adventure
series, and, well, traveling, Amanda
also stars in videos of each destination
—including Austin. Be sure to check
her out on our YouTube Channel,
After reading the “Bacon Caramel
Corn” recipe in the January issue of
Spirit on at least six flights, my
curiosity got the best of me, and I
tore out the page. Not willing to wait,
I promptly made a batch the next
day. Holy popcorn, Southwest!
What a decadent treat! Bacon Caramel Corn is destined to become a
favorite snack in our house. Thanks
for sharing the recipe!
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You bet, Katie. Next time you fly, bring
some to share with fellow passengers.
I just wanted to tell you that the story
“The Old Man & the Tree” in your
December issue touched me deeply.
While reading the article, I really felt
a connection to Frank, particularly
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Spirit Magazine - April 2013
Spirit Magazine - April 2013
Gary’s Greeting en Español
Star of the Month
From the Editor
Eat Drink Sleep
Not So Fast
Your Adventure In...
Promotional Series: Destination Texas
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Promotion: Spirit of Franchise Opportunities
Rapid Rewards Partners
The “If” List
Spirit Magazine - April 2013