Tuesday, January 12, 2010

skiing monday

This Monday I went skiing at Berkshire East, aka the B-East. I was looking for Justin all morning and finally found him on the beginner slope slamming his ass and face into the mountain. I didn't get a video of that, but I did get a video going down "Big Chief." This is the winter of skiing for me. So don't be surprised if I post more snowy videos.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Another New Year, Another Video

This year we started the year with a dip in the Deerfield River. A tradition of the Polar Bear Club. My father started a slightly more extreme version some years ago. Extreme in that a running river is colder and more dangerous than ocean water. After he died, the swim became a sort of memorial to him. Speaking of memorials, this past year we sent out letters to friends and family asking for donations to the James Arthur(is that spelled right?) Salem Endowment, for the American Indian College Fund. As of last count we've raised $19,639, which means we did it! I'll get back with more details, but my understanding is that each year the fund will provide a small piece of cash to a American Indian attending college.

Anyhow, here's the video:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

new years resolution

Okay, took a while to get the video to load.

One of my resolutions is to make 52 blog posts this year. And, dear reader, though you may want a little more, I'm making this a short one. For quantity has a quality all it's own. From Christmas celebration Greory's Throrp's email, edited: