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Travels over water—Part I

Travels over water—Part I

“In a canoe a man changes, and the life he has lived seems strangely remote. Time is no longer of the moment, for he has become part of space and freedom.
Does Vail Resorts have the right to keep your money?

Does Vail Resorts have the right to keep your money?

I have a very low opinion of insurance and insurance providers. I have a slightly higher opinion of insurance salespeople since they are, well, salespeople, and making a sale is their principle motivation.
Saluting a legend

Saluting a legend

A couple of weeks ago , you may have noticed a full-page announcement of the End of an Era. The torch has passed. Life goes on. Change is the only constant.
Teamwork only way to keep Whistler operating

Teamwork only way to keep Whistler operating

" Come fly with me, we'll fly, we'll fly away " Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn Canadians aren't certain they want to go back to work. Not out of sloth or laziness; out of fear.
Now is the time to support WCSS

Now is the time to support WCSS

Like a spring blossom, the country is beginning to open up and let the sun shine in. By the time Pique 's out, we'll know what Saint Bonnie has in store for those of us on the Left Coast and we've already heard from most of the rest of the provinces.
Dreaming of spring skiing

Dreaming of spring skiing

In On Death and Dying , Elisabeth Kübler-Ross outlined five stages one might go through dealing with death. Knowing a good thing when she saw one, she inflated her model to seven stages of loss.
Chasing a dream

Chasing a dream

It's an overlooked truism we live through history. Most of us have difficulty contemplating our day-to-day experiences being historical. But clearly, our current day-to-day experiences will be historical.
Our little bit of heaven...

Our little bit of heaven...

I don't enjoy writing about "serious" topics. That's why I'm a columnist, not a journalist. Serious topics make my head hurt. They require facts and getting to the bottom of facts just slows down the process.
We are all in this together, stupid

We are all in this together, stupid

"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely." I'm pretty sure that was the takeaway from George Orwell's Animal Farm .
An elaborate April Fool's Day joke?

An elaborate April Fool's Day joke?

I hit a time warp last Friday. The morning was progressing, as all mornings seem to in this current sheltering-in-place reality.