A Collection of Somber Thoughts

As some of you know, I am an avid writer. Sometimes I put my thoughts and ideals online for anyone who would care to read or listen, but I also keep a personal journal where some of my more private words are kept. I would like to share a small portion of that with you today.

This excerpt is from August 14th, 2010 when a beloved member of our ski community was lost in a tragic accident.

“When tragedies like this occur you can’t help but feel ashamed for the fight you got in with this person for some obscure reason. What is the point of such petty arguments when the next day it could just be a shadow of a memory in the light of a recent tragedy?”

“I believe that we all come to think this way when things like this pass us by. When we are all given a somber reminder of our mortality. Unfortunately these lessons hardly ever stick and as we grow numb to the most recent reality check we fall back into our pointless ways. Our constant arguing with people we love. Our petty malicious acts to those we do not. And all the while just waiting for the next terrible thing.”

“Life is meant to be lived. Life is meant to be loved. Do not allow that love to be tainted by the unnecessary. Live your life like everyday is your last, and cherish moments spent with others knowing that tomorrow may never come.”

Prayers to the families in Connecticut. You are in the hearts of all and we are all behind you.



  1. Tucker , You are a very special young man. Do your best not to let life wear you down. I look forward to meeting you and shaking your hand. Share your vibe, it’s priceless. Chris

    Sent from my iPad.

    1. I don’t really know you Tucker, but I have watched you grow up. From the days when you were little tagging along while my brother Darrell skied with your brothers, to all the runs on Inverness you have taken over the years, and I have to say you are a very talented, strong, amazing, young man. Your Mother, Father, and siblings must be so proud of you! You are one of those people I admire for your words and all your hard work. Please continue to inspire as many as you can!

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