Simon the Adventurer


What is the deal?
January 2, 2012, 10:00 pm
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The light this season has been really nice vivid sunsets, great cloud formations, Sunny more often than not, Wait a minute it’s Winter not Spring!  Colorado has been suffering through a strange winter season, attempting to subsist on awful ski conditions, man-made snow coating most of the runs and thousands of people skiing over it makes for a depressing season.  I’ll be the first to admit, I have a problem, the white powdery substance is the answer to my addiction I really want to go ski.


There are currently two schools of thought among the locals the first is hopeful sighting historic records as a magical tome that dictates relief after a long and patient wait.  “Just wait,” they say “The longer you wait the harder it will hit”
I’ll believe it when I see it.
The second school speaks of the farmers almanac, it is usually accurate stating that this is just a dry year.
Either way this makes dreams of shooting ski sessions really hard, there are few people willing to huck themselves off a rock with no snow to land on.  So it is landscapes and sunsets for the duration of the dry spell, remaining skeptical of the outcome.

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Bumming and Booming
March 7, 2011, 7:54 am
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It seems as though there are times in which we run headfirst into our own mortality.  Repetition in exciting and fun, but potentially dangerous, activities is asking for trouble.  It’s only a matter of time, no matter how careful, we will trip up, it’s human nature, we expect the same result (definition of insanity) a “grandly fantastic day” every time, and the unthinkable happens and we/I end up with a bum leg.  I haven’t skied but once in the past week, I broke my streak at 110 days.  After having moved so very fast down hill I have come to a stand still, moments seem like time is in slow motion.  The usual cooking of breakfast is slowed to a  crawl, the pop and hiss of my eggs appears to be grossly elongated because there is no rush to get me to the gondola line, totally bummed.

But Boom! there are a great many things that need to be done.  Finished my taxes, Boom!  Reorganized my website, Boom! (3waves.smugmug.com check out Steamboat under Landscapes)  I have showered regularly, Boom! (seriously there is a direct negative ratio of ski:shower days)  I’m about to finish reading a book, Boom!  What to do with all the time?  Pretty big fan of making other peoples days it doesn’t take much, Give wine to my coworkers, Boom!

Soon I will heal and be back on the snow, I will cherish the day, Boom!



There was a great November
November 14, 2010, 9:01 pm
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There was a great November,
the snow it fell down deep,
filled with things to remember,
The days were short, down to sleep.

To live well to live in richness of spirit, a goal sought out by many but oftentimes as fleeting as the seasons.  I have looked back upon life, brought about as only a birthday can, the past few years have been magnificent.  The wonderful memory aid that is photography has played a large part in the reminiscent process.   I have taken many thousand photos in all, a glimpse of time that can only be relived in memory, every shot tells a story.  Upon looking I had the chance to reconnect with friends and places distinguishing moments from yesteryear.  Forgotten memories remembered:

Those simple thoughts brought about by good archiving.  Archive and live well.