October 21, 2010 Musings


Some time ago, my mom began what is now an annual tradition: the prediction, every Fall, that the upcoming winter is going to be “The Big One.” One would assume this strategy would guarantee that when The Big One finally did arrive, my mom would have successfully predicted it, but unfortunately she had the bad (more...)...

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October 18, 2010 Film & Television

“The Story” Hollywood Premiere

The Ski Channel film, The Story has its Southern California debut this Sunday, October 24, in the main auditorium at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. If you haven’t seen a film at the Chinese Theater that’s good enough reason on its own to go—it’s a huge, historic auditorium from Hollywood’s golden era. They don’t make (more...)...

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October 8, 2010 Musings

Sierra Sightlines

An interesting question popped into my in-box yesterday: is it possible to see the Grand Canyon from the top of Mount Whitney? In fact I ask myself questions like this all the time, especially when I’m looking at shots of the interior Sierra and trying to identify distant peaks or other features on the horizon. (more...)...

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October 6, 2010 Current Conditions

October Rain

Heavy rain here in the basin—and relatively cold, also. Is it really only October? I’m getting a crazy impulse to grab my skis and head for the high country. Not sure what’s happening elsewhere in the state, but I bet there’s going to be skiable snow up there somewhere… (more...)...

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October 2, 2010 Musings

A Trip to the Gym

It’s official: after more than a year’s hiatus from working out, I went back to the gym today to try to get myself in shape for the upcoming ski season. I must say I approached this venture with no small degree of anxiety. After such a long break from exercise, starting with my back injury (more...)...

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