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In Search of a Distant Dream

29 April, 2014 (06:45) | Skiing, Work | No comments

My eyes burn. They water, tearing up from the strain. The little red icon just laughs at me, taunting me, creating wrath, hate, fear, mistrust, and all the vices of the universe in my soul. And yet I stare on, hopeful, the icon unwavering in its scorn. — I have this dream. It’s not selfless […]

The Subtext

1 March, 2014 (07:00) | Philosophy, Skiing, Work | No comments

I lead a charmed life. I work with kids, smiling, laughing, playing for a living. I get to see them rise to the occasion, overcome obstacles, and learn to deal with setbacks. I get to have fun at my job and to make a difference. I deal with kids who have bad home lives, who seek […]

Incredulous Gratitude

13 January, 2014 (17:56) | Skiing, Social Commentary, Travelogue | No comments

George and Gabe chill in Adirondack chairs at Telluride, day 2 of our short trip. Act natural. Those two words keep running through my head over and over again. Act natural. Don’t make a big deal out of it. It’s nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary. It’s just another day, just another amazing, superb, […]

Cocoa is for Closers

6 January, 2014 (20:18) | Skiing | 4 comments

You know how often I get that question? “Can we have hot cocoa now?” The answer is no. You can’t. There’s no cocoa for you. Cocoa is for closers. No cocoa til the end of the day. Why not now? Is it the end of the day yet? Then no cocoa. And I’ll tell you something […]

The Socks Make the Man

30 November, 2013 (14:05) | Skiing | 2 comments

There is nothing less comfortable than an ill-fitting pair of ski boots. After all, the only thing harder on feet than ski boots is Chinese foot binding. Jackson Hole, Wyoming boasts more bunions on men than women (bunions are typically caused by cramming ones feet into small or pointy shoes, like high heels or ski […]

Off

22 November, 2013 (12:04) | Skiing, Work | No comments

All is not right with the world. There are plenty of things to which we could attribute this. For instance, it could be the fact that the Philippines is still reeling from the Typhoon (current death count is 5209 people). Or it could be the continued deterioration of the Fukushima nuclear plant damaged in the […]

Unknown Precipice

13 April, 2011 (10:53) | Skiing | No comments

We found out from facebook. The announcement was less of a shock than the means, the reverberation of anger and disappointment spreading further and faster than anyone could’ve anticipated. Please join us for closing day April 10th, the banner on the facebook page read. Under other circumstances, it wouldn’t have been out of the ordinary. […]

The Sixth Toe

22 March, 2011 (15:33) | Skiing | No comments

I seem to be developing a sixth toe. For most of my life, I’ve gotten along fine with just ten toes. Recently, however, my left has decided to get greedy; five toes just aren’t enough. It began a few weeks ago while I was in the mountains. Each night, I would pry my boots off […]

Going Downhill

7 March, 2011 (14:40) | Skiing | No comments

A cornice off Breckenridge’s Imperial lift. The clock reads 5:27 AM. It’s wrong, but I don’t know that yet. I stumble out of bed, carefully tiptoeing across the unfamiliar room and feeling around the edge of the bathroom door. My eyes slam shut as light floods my field of vision. Quickly, I dive behind the […]

Room for Improvement

14 January, 2011 (13:55) | Skiing | No comments

Someone skiing. I wish it were me. Dumbass doesn’t have a helmet. “I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to do that.” “Sure you will,” he says with a smile. “It just takes practice and dedication.” “If I’m truly dedicated,” I respond, “when will I have time for practice?” The silence says it all. […]

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