Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day 289

i have some news to share. the other night a pedestrian was killed just across the street. apparently he'd left the pub very late at night and was struck by a passing car on the highway. my guts twisted when i found out that he was the nineteen year old, free ski competitor who'd gotten second place over the weekend. we'd hung out at the top of polar peak that second day i was doing the clipboard start listing. the dude was an amazing skier.

we talked about the tragedy at the organic market tonight. the girls that worked there had some other friends in the competition and any news travels very quickly in a small town.

while at the coffee shop, i stumbled upon this article. it had been a byproduct of exploring lists of so-called 'recession-proof careers.'



and finally, i'm just posting another photograph for bulletin use. it's easy this way.

4 comments:

janis said...

nice pic.

alainsojourner said...

some stories end young.
but, you were to have met him. ;)

alain

alainsojourner said...

some stories end young.
but, you were lucky to have met him. ;)

alain

Master Dayton said...

Man, that's rough. I spent a few years in Alaska, and it seemed like that was a constant. There was always someone you knew or met who wasn't going to make it through the next winter. It never gets easier. My prayers are with him and his family, and with you, as well.