Sunday, December 09, 2012

Bushkill Sleigh Trip (Redux deux)

"Life is short, Break the Rules. Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile..." -Marc Twain

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fall Again

The season cycle keeps turning round and round. A few weeks past the equinox it is unquestionably fall. Water skiing is over, my ski sitting sadly in a corner of the garage. Sure, there's a playlist of fun Dubes Videos; as well as evidence of the extra-awesomeness we had at Camp Bisco. But mostly I'm looking ahead. Eagerly.
Photo: CMS

Sunday, September 23, 2012

65 days

Another summer of water skiing in New Hampshire, 65 days this year, is past. Maybe another day or so for the odd "Indian summer". Click for a YouTube Playlist of some of the videos from the pond this year.

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Watching Turkeys

As summer winds down, a familiar northern goshawk has been keeping an eye on the gang of wild turkeys on the hill.

Monday, August 13, 2012


I found a few frames of old Super-8 film from 1974 of what appear to show MaryAnn being blown about in the backseat of Cathy's yellow Galaxy 500 convertible, Chickie. I love these historical gems and when I have some time I'll go digging for more.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bisco 2012

Camp Bisco 2012 was great. More than just the music, again, it was the cool kids: Mario and Sam, Lewis and Steph, Sara, Devon, Coxon, and the rest. I'd like to think that's how we kicked it back in the Bushkill; one solid tribe almost effortlessly looking out for each other. Respect!

Monday, May 28, 2012

End of Manitou

I suppose I'm in just a little bit of denial. Memorial day 2012 has come and gone in a flash, like Manitou and pig pen visions of the past, the truth and memories don't fade; perhaps they get stronger, even distorted in a good way. But I think I'm blocking something out. I ritually spent the long weekend in the water, my temple, doing what little else can: focusing all attention in one place for 16 blissful seconds. Soundtrack: Gillan Welch, Attitude: Johnny Walker, Outlook: Hopeful

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Skier's Point-of-View

The skier's POV thing has apparently caught on. I've started dumping the minimally edited bits in my Dubes 2012 playlist. Go fullscreen and crank the audio: The audio is as interesting as the video!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thick Skull

As the 2012 waterski season ramps up; I contemplate the sagacity of a skull mounted B-camera.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cut and Dry

Patti Rothberg is a goddess: I don't think I'm overstating things, I checked Wikipedia and everything. I know because I woke today with "Cut and Dry" from "Overnight Sensation" (iTunes) playing in blissful auto-repeat from the goop in between my ears. On further, more objective, assessment (like playing the whole work this evening); this is one of the finest musical dishes served up in recent memory. Seriously, over a year in our own heavy-rotation. Thanks Patti! (selfishly, now more please).

Supermoon 2012 (2011 redux)

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Telluride Interstitial

Every so often a year comes along when life, work really, gets in the way of life. I saw a post this morning where some childhood friends and family were at KTEX. Why am I not there? How can lift 9 run without me; surely its most avid, if tragically turisto, fan?! A blog trip down memory lane helped; and the season is not over yet.

The recent past:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Snow Tank Fish Cake

We watched two great, if not widely known, movies last week: Snow Cake (2006), and Fish Tank (2009). Both were terrific. In a difficult to describe way, they remind me of my own unexpected life arcs.

Andy and Marjie (1974)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Words are Cool

I feel extraordinarily blessed that I have lived a life with unencumbered access to books. Growing up in NY, Annie Bosworth would point out more interesting reads than what our class had been assigned. I distinctly recall thinking "The Odyssey" and "Beowulf" were decidedly less cool than "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test". I read them all. In West Shokan, Rosalie Burgher opened up the Olive Free Library not only to new books, but to showing the early SLS Cine Productions that would be a precursor to our pigpen adventures. I hope the intertubes haven't ruined all that for kids.

Yesterday, I read my first essay on a Kindle (ok, the Kindle app for iPad). It was "The Queens of Montague Street" by Nancy Rommelmann. What a treat. A must read. Words are cool!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Massabesic Ice In

Normally both Massabesic and Dubes have iced over by late December. Jan 2012, not so fast. Both have substantial ice; but also larges patches of open water. With New Year's day temps in the low 40s, we won't be ice skating there any time soon. Just three months until ice out!