Ski Season Approaches

Sep 8, 2022

It’s September, early month. Talking about where to stay doing work. I’ve gave Drees my intention at Crested Butte. I tell folks that ask am I going to work this coming season. Been thinking about ski technique. I’m thinking not going to Rocky Mountain Trainer. I don’t want the pressure as far as my health.…

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Common John

Aug 1, 2022

John Ford. He is a teacher, writer, copy writer, marketer. Sending out an email Tuesday, that’s every Tuesday. It comes to my inbox, usually about some interesting content about copy writer’s stuff. It’s been a least the last 20 years! Why does he do it? He does it for a living, he writes. Why do…

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One More Time

Apr 6, 2022

This is my current state. I’m just being. Have to wait until I tell you.

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Karen DuBois

Feb 25, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Karen DuBois. Yesterday, her son, Scott had her life support removed. Karen died on February 24, 2022, at 7:30 pm. Karen had a “massive” stroke on Sunday night or Monday. Rest in the best peace. She was my cousin. Daughter of Shoo (deceased recently, covid) and Papoose. They…

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Here’s Rick

Aug 25, 2021

Well here I am! Do you want a reason I’m here? Well never mind. Something, I would have to say, then I can go on. Using the Photo Booth. The picture above. What do you think? I’ll come back later. It’s way too busy right now. Cheers!

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Waning (prev: Add A Title)

Feb 20, 2020

Now it begins again. What I was thinking about writing. I haven’t done it for quite sometime. I really don’t know where my mind is at. Desire seems to be down to a waning at what I’m doing. February 20, 2018 was the nite I had a stroke. It was about 10:00pm. Writing now because…

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Skiing, …

Aug 2, 2018

February 20, 2018 struck me down with a stroke. Eighteen day in hospital. Can you believe you skied last year during my recovery? You went 15 days out of 17 left in the season. You wouldn’t believe it. I could barley talk. I went my first day after I wasn’t even walking. It was all…

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From Another Century

Feb 20, 2018

Words from a Dylan song, “Something There is About You” are in the title of this post. I happen to be listening to Pandora Radio my alternative country station. Would a person from a previous century tell the difference in time by just standing in one place and observing? Here I go with questions again.…

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CS1: Gateway to Excellence

Jan 31, 2018

It may seem silly to think that improving your teaching skills with children can help you to become a better skier/rider, instructor/coach, individual/citizen, supervisor/staff member. You may have heard an instructor or two say, “I’d much rather teach adults.” Our personalities and world views are pretty much formed by the time we’re 10 years old.…

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Elements of a good PSIA bio

Jan 30, 2018

While clearing notes of scrap papers on my desk I found a list I’d jotted down referring to what makes a good biography in the ski industry. Here they are: Be eternally grateful to someone for their inspiration. Encourage people to take lessons and offer a guarantee. Have other “cool” activities that you do. Talk…

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Getting Folks Into An Athletic Stance

Dec 20, 2017

This is probably one the hardest and most important skills that needs to be developed in skiers. If they are not in an athletic stance then they just will not be able to keep up with their skis. In other words their center of mass (their balance) will be behind their base of support (their…

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Thoughts on Being Inspirational

Dec 19, 2017

You may have seen the PSIA/AASI posters that encourage us to inspire. Sounds good, but what does it mean? Why should we even care about inspiring others? Isn’t it enough to just enjoy what we’re doing? Or, “Hey I’m just trying to have fun!” Let’s say we do look at being inspirational from a selfish…

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