I like to ski, mountain bike, drink beer, cook and listen to any jam band I can get my hands on; all while making a complete ass of myself. Hopefully this catharsis is as interesting to others as it is to me.
On a regularly scheduled break from thoughtful, artistic pursuits...I bring you a gripe about your eternal salvation.....Hell. I've always considered the images of those wonderfully crafted advertisements by Park City Ski Co to be the very image of hell. They're marketed to folks in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock and....what the hell....anything east of the front range. It looks inviting, much like liquid cheese does on a ballpark dog....but we all know different....it's hell.
This image has been stuck in my mind since my late teens.....an existence that gives you a tease of excitement, then leaves you with an eternity spent on a plateau, seperated from the rest of existence and experience. Forced to have the path in front of you smoothed to perfection, you might as well be in a dental office, Novocaine'd up, listening to KennyG while having a tooth drilled....firmly aware that it hurts...but you're comfortably detached....for the moment. Well......I just saw something that promoted this place from hell to the river Styx.....I give you, my new hell.....Ski Dubai:
The pathetic thought I first had was, "my God man....can't they at least afford a high speed quad to eternal damnation?"! Ladies and Gentlemen....I implore you....get out and vote with your soul. Seek the spaces beyond, where you dare not go. Feel a little afraid, be a little dangerous....and keep pushing for your dreams. Just don't move to Dubai.....or D.C.............