Last winter I hooked up my iPad to a keyboard dock and pecked out the first draft of my book. That’s right. I wrote the first draft of my book on my iPad. When I finished, I felt such a sense of accomplishment. Writing a book had been something I had wanted to do for [ Read More ]
I was excited to have the opportunity this winter to be a contributing blogger for TahoeSouth.com. Tahoe South is the official site of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority and I ...
9 years ago today my wife and I fell from a 90 foot cliff. Monica remembers the fall. I have no recollection of it. What I do remember is sometime ...
I had lunch with a friend today and found myself telling him about the book "Immovable Feast: A Paris Christmas," by John Baxter. I'm sorry to tell John this, but though I ...
My wife and I immersed ourselves deeply in the blogosphere when we launched FamilyTrek.org. For six consecutive months after launching we published new content 6 days a week. We never missed a ...
I'm 31 years old and I know now what I want to do when I grow up. I want to be a writer. It's been a long, meandering road full ...
I’m excited to have made a lot of progress recently on my book. The first draft was finished way back in 2013 and passed onto an editor. I then took several months off from the project, which I think was very helpful. The space gave me the ability to take comments (not just inserted commas) [ Read More ]
I have not played Fantasy Football for at least three or four years, and when I did play, I was terrible. I finished at our near the bottom of my league every year. The reason I was so bad was that I played Fantasy Football with my heart instead of my head. My team was [ Read More ]
There are few places in the world as beautiful to live as Lake Tahoe. Nestled within the Tahoe Basin and all it’s beauty sits Martis Camp. This gem within a gem was called Tahoe’s best place to own a second home by Barron’s. It’s a year-round resort destination, but it’s direct access to Northstar Ski [ Read More ]
There’s a good chance that this winter, at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi Russia, that when Lindsey Vonn blazes down the mountain to yet another Olympic Gold medal, that she will be heralded as the greatest ski racer of all time. Last year, Ski magazine was already making that claim. In Sochi, though, when [ Read More ]
One of the most interesting developments in the world of skiing over the past few years has been the purchase of Powder Mountain by the Summit Group. I visited Powder Mountain last year shortly after the purchase was announced. Powder Mountain itself is one of the most remarkable resorts I’ve ever visited. It’s low-key on [ Read More ]
Controversy continues to swirl at Mammoth. There have been rumors at various time that Vail Resorts would make a move to by Mammoth. There’s no shortage of opinion on current CEO Rusty Gregory, and as Powder Magazine also has reported, management shake-ups are in the works at Mammoth. There is no plan though, as had been speculated, that [ Read More ]
Is there such a thing as a right to privacy at Vail Resorts? When you’re skiing or riding at mountains operated by Vail Resorts, the company can pretty much track where you are at all times. They know how often you’re on the mountain, how many vertical feet you’re skiing, what lifts you were on [ Read More ]
“It’s not illegal to ski here.” You can sense the tension surrounding the future of skiing in the Adirondacks when you hear Ron Konowitz, the president of the Adirondack Powder Skier Association feel the need to remind people of this simple fact. Adirondack State Park in New York is the largest state park in the Lower 48, and [ Read More ]