News for December 2023

Boarding | Purgatory

Gavin and I went boarding during my week off between Xmas and NY’s, as we’ve done the last couple of years. Went to Purgatory (in Durango, CO), about 3 hours north of home. This is where Gavin went for his first time with Elyce right before COVID. This time was better, but still not quite on all edges and switching for him. He’s SO CLOSE!

He got Burton Step-On bindings for Xmas – which completes his setup. No more lessons! Tina (er, Santa) bought me Spy Marauders which I LOVE!

Purgatory Plaza, heading back to Durango.
Leg got pretty beat up. Forward-foot on the board – maybe from leaning too hard? First time this has happened …
Posted: December 30th, 2023
Categories: sports
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Nordic Snowboarding

Posted: December 19th, 2023
Categories: humor, sports
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RIP MacGowan

Really Sad that Shane is gone. Not unexpected, per se. Just – I’m sad.

I remember driving around in David George’s Honda Civic during Christmas break … listening to the Pogues. Good times … Loved the Pogues. Loved the Popes, too. RIP Shane …

Great Vid of the playing of Fairytale of NY at his funeral here.

Another great tribute (bio, etc) here.

I hate getting old – keep losing all these legends.

I think I will dance to this song, with Tina, by the fireplace, this Christmas Eve. Seems a fun way to acknowledge.

Posted: December 9th, 2023
Categories: music
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