New Year’s eve in Aspen 08

New Year’s Eve in Aspen

The holidays here in Aspen are always a crazy time. Every day that passes after Christmas day brings more and more people into town. This influx of tourists from all corners of the world usually culminates with a huge NY Eve celebration. Most of the restaurants toss out their regular menus and devise a special ‘over the top’ menu with a ‘prix fixe’ that is often very hefty. Fireworks, launched off the face of Ajax… Continue reading

A dangler in Vail



Contrary to reports, this is NOT me.

I haven’t been on the slopes in years… besides I would never wear a green jacket like this…

The official news story goes like this. Mercifully they have omitted his name! A skier was left dangling from a chairlift at Vail resort after he became stuck upside-down with his ski trousers round his ankles. Photos show the man naked from his waist to his knees, swinging from one leg, and still… Continue reading

Scott and Amanda proposal on NY Eve

Occasionally I am asked to produce an engagement ring. It is a real treat for me to be involved in such a thing.

The opportunity presented it self again last week when Scott who is the grandson of some old time fans, contacted me to help him pop the question. All you need to know is that about 20 seconds in, I produce the ring and it begins to dawn on Amanda that the trick is going down a different… Continue reading

Kids on Christmas eve

Christmas eve with Mirko, our German exchange student, Alison, Mack serving, Kati smiling (without her braces) and Ryan, home from California.

Mack and Kati. Chrismas eve 2008.

This will be short and sweet.

First of all, all my best wishes for a loving and warm holiday season.  December is really revving up and we have a ton of snow. It is shaping up to be a real white Christmas!

My newly remodeled website is up and live.

There are several other things to be done on it, but it is 95% there.

Please check it out. If you have comments about the page, not able to navigate it or… Continue reading