Spoons and Monk Fights

The Monk’s eyes went wild as I lunged across the table and tackled him. This peaceful man’s hands, unaccustomed to combat, fought my own in a desperate attempt to keep me away. Moments before he’d …

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Nepal Security Procedures

While we edit and prepare all our images from the last month in Nepal, we’ll post short stories written during our travels – quick, fun, journal entries for a few days until we have some …

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Shopping Cart Enlightenment

When I asked Alex Newport-Berra if he would like to contribute a mountain sport post to DolomiteSport, I had absolutely no idea I would get a story about a shopping cart. Coming from Alex I …

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Facebook Poach Your Line?

Today we returned to ski the same backcountry peak we skied yesterday, the same one I wrote about, and posted photos of, right here at DolomiteSport. Unlike yesterday, the parking area was not empty, it …

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Neurotic Ramblings

I like to think that wisdom is kicking in. Here it goes, my neurotic ramblings… Each and every October & November it starts, or in this case, ends. Fitness. 10 months of hard fought training …

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Alpabzug

And now for something completely different. Alpabzug No sports, no gear reviews, nothing to do with making your heart beat quickly. Just cows, the end of summer, beer and a lot of European tradition. Alpabzug: …

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Hiding during Ferragosto

To me, the word “Ferragosto” makes me think of ringing cellphones, family squabbles and lots of dark, tanned skin being shown off on the decks of huts. Just what is this Ferragosto and why hidding …

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Roadside Distractions

Roadside Trash; what it says about a culture, its people, and its habits. After 25 years of staring from my bike at roadside debris, litterings, and the impact of humanity, I feel I have greater …

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Precious Timing…

Sharing life via a Blog… We all have these precious moments, but how many really share with so little shame? As I was standing in the living room of our home this morning trying to …

Italian Class, as in school

Two nights a week I sit in a room full of intelligent adults and speak like an idiot. We all have our normal lives as professionals, parents and/or business people but still we are forced …

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Europe’s Missing Points

For over a year now I have lived in Europe. While still an American, I do find myself uttering Euro phrases, using certain hand gestures only found in Europe, swearing primarily in Italian (so much …

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Mama Mia, it’s Mother’s Day

To me dear old Mum, This Blog was originally intended for you. Actually, it was intended to keep the cost of International calls down by posting my messages for you at my leisure. Somehow it …