2/21/03 Columbia County, NY I sat

2/21/03 Columbia County, NY

I sat atop a mountain today that allowed me a vista of the Berkshires and the Catskills that I never believed existed. Words pauper the experience, so you’ll have to see it for yourself: take Lift 3 at the Catamount ski resort and you’ll know what I mean. The most amazing part was seeing our little farmhouse and barn, straight into our bedroom window, thousands of feet up and a couple of miles away. It allows a man the perspective to take stock of his position. It also allows a man the ability to ski his first “black diamond” run ever, which I did without wiping out once (although Catamount’s definition of a black diamond might be stretching it a bit).

Part of “taking stock” means telling myself, the blog, or whomever I am writing to (my future self? Peter in Canada? my mom? that guy in Minnesota who called me a “self-involved fuck” in my own diary?) what is going on in the bigger picture.

1. First off, I’m getting married on August 9th to the exquisitely unbelievable Tessa Blake. My proposal to her was much documented, but since then despite her occasional lapses into Bridezilla

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