Inspiration

A New Season, A New Beginning

A New Season, A New Beginning

With our modern busy lifestyle, we often neglect to notice the beauty in nature. Every year when Spring has arrived, new buds on the tree begin to germinate. God has provided us another chance to start all over again. I hadn’t noticed the beauty of nature for a long...

Vera Koo: On Giving Back Through Writing

Vera Koo: On Giving Back Through Writing

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 7, 2018 I remember attending a political fundraiser about 13 years ago and noticing how few Asian-American women were seated in the room. Asian-Americans make up a strong percentage of the population in the California Bay...

Squaw Valley Spartan Beast a Beauty of a Fait Accompli

Squaw Valley Spartan Beast a Beauty of a Fait Accompli

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, January 17, 2018 Squaw Valley Ski Resort holds a special place in the hearts of my daughters, Christina and Shane. They spent winter days skiing there growing up, and it remains a popular gathering spot for my family. This fall,...

Retro WON: Applying the Philosophy of Sun Tzu to My Life

Retro WON: Applying the Philosophy of Sun Tzu to My Life

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, February 2, 2017 "Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” ~Sun Tzu Great athletes are perfectionists. We have a strong work ethic, and the tenacious ability to bite into something and never let go. We stay with it....

Vera Koo: Why You Must Shine Through

Vera Koo: Why You Must Shine Through

By Vera Koo, Women's Outdoor News, November 29, 2015 Vera Koo describes her journey to becoming one of the world’s finest shooters and how she overcame cultural obstacles and why you must shine through, too. My husband, Carlos, likes to tell a rendition of an old...