February 27, 2003

Weather Weapons

The Weapons of the America's Cup Weather Teams

This is a very cool article on all the different efforts that have gone into tracking the weather during the America's Cup in the Hauraki Gulf of New Zealand.

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February 18, 2003

Waiting in Spokane

After a spectacular week at the Mt. Carlyle Hut near Kaslo, BC - we were snowed in for an extra day. We finally got out today - after skiing knee deep powder all day yesterday (and fresh tracks all week) - only to find the East coast snowed in. Maybe I'll get back to Boston on Wednesday... Pictures from the trip next week.

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February 07, 2003

Radio Silent

The loss of the space shuttle has been a difficult pill to swallow over the last week. When skiing or windsurfing, I have always been amazed at how a small disturbance can have dramatic consequences as velocity increases. On Saturday we witnessed what can happen at speeds between 12 and 18 THOUSAND miles per hour.

The astronauts who died were taking a great risk. And it is during times of risk when, as humans, we know we are alive. The moments when risk and fear peak - whether it is a life transition or riding a mountain bike down a steep and rocky hill - those are the moments when we know without a doubt we are alive. To see seven people on that edge and not return is heartbreaking.

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