Philosophical musings, thoughts and inspirations from the average intellect of a son, brother, uncle, stepfather, entrepreneur, athlete, emerging musician and ramblin’ man.


No Powder without Ice !
– O

Argentina Trip


“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  
– Joseph Campbell 

“Looking good  never takes a day off “
–   BK Turner

She’s got 6 inch heels and she’s going to town

Not gonna die in that ditch  
– Rhett Judice

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”
– Stephen King

Two sandwiches shy of a picnic

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know amazing you can be.”
– Maya Angelou

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou

“Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit;
wisdom is not putting it in your cereal.”  
adapted from Miles Kington

If you aren’t hurting – you aren’t getting “in shape”
– O

“Enlightenment” – the closer you get the further away you are
– adapted from Budda 

The state of bliss doesn’t exist

There is perhaps no psychological skill more fundamental than resisting impulse
– Goleman

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
– Calvin Coolidge

Do something

Refuse to make excuses !

Spit on your hands and get busy

The elevator to success is out of order
but the stairs are always open

– Zig Ziglar

Never see a hearse pulling a uhaul

All hat an no cattle

Find yourself on thin ice start dancing

If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space


No Powder without Ice !

This one is dedicated to Lou!

“No powder without Ice!”  Like a thunderbolt, this revelation hit me!  February 2015 – skiing Silverton Mountain – stats below.  This is the creme de la creme of powder skiing.  As good as it gets without a helicopter – which you can also get at Silverton.  One chair – all guided – base elevation 10,400 and peak 13,487 – from the top you hike – bowls, chutes, cliffs and rocks no frills.  Beacon, probe, shovel and pack – required equipment.

I’ve skied here twice before – both times a powder dream – today it SUCKED!  Launching from the cornice – ugggh – windpacked crud – turn – arrrgh – blocks of ice – then a powder turn or two – sweet –  ayyyiii – solid crunchy shit – wham- bang – crunch ummmph !

No powder without ice Lou!

No happiness without sadness
joy without sorrow
pleasure without pain
light without darkness

and so it goes ….


Silverton Stats

  • Chairs: 1
  • Peak of elevation: 13,487’
  • Peak of Chair: 12,300’
  • Base elevation: 10,400’
  • Annual snowfall: 400”+
  • Skiable acres: 1,819. Plus 22,000+acres heli & hike to
  • Lift Serviced Vertical Drop: 1,900’
  • Hike-To & Helicopter Accessible Vertical Drop: 3,087’
  • Trail Classifications: Beginner & Intermediate: 0% Advanced & Expert 100%


Breaking Bad Base Lodge


Top of the Chair


Looking up at “Rope Dee Dope”


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