• Gwyneth!

    April 9, 2014 | (1)
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    CHRIS MARTIN HAS BLOWN OFF GWYNETH PALTROW! What an idiot. I ask you. I confess that – until I picked up the latest issue of US magazine (also a first), I did not know this. Or – to my shame – who Chris Martin actually was.  I rushed home and do Read On...
  • Randonnay Skiing

    April 7, 2014 | (1)
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    I spent about $132,000 on some very fancy equipment to go uphill (and then downhill) in the mountains. The special skis - called randonnay or Alpine Touring skis - have a lifting heel for going up and clamp down like a real ski for going down. They d Read On...
  • Sad Story

    April 7, 2014 | (1)
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    It is a feature of life at this stage...coming back to town for the funeral of a close friend. He called a few days before he passed to ask that I speak at the service.  There's a solemn duty, boy. One prepares as seriously as for a major court appear Read On...
  • BACK IN NEW YORK, MISSING THE ROCKIES

    April 7, 2014 | (0)
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    Back in town at last... and still missing the Rockies like crazy. Love it here but the last weekend there was SO magical. New snow, a bunch of local pals... and skiing our pretty little brains out, as if we were all 40. (Some of them were but, miraculo Read On...
  • NO MORE DOUBLE BLACKS! FOR GOD’S SAKE, GROW UP!

    March 23, 2014 | (1)
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    I resolved this year to act my age a little… and stay off the double black diamonds here in Aspen. Great idea… lousy execution. I really meant it but my resolve disappeared the first day on skis. Lord knows why but there is an irresistible pleas Read On...
  • A MIGHTY CLIMB

    March 23, 2014 | (2)
    CHRIS AND BLAKE
    Had the best day, XC skiing yesterday, up to the Maroon Bells Lake (7 steep miles up, 7 alarming fast miles down) w Blake, a pal from Lakeville. We are suited to each other: both in decent aerobic shape, both xc ski a lot, I have advantage of bei Read On...
  • NEW PROOF… OLD PUDDING

    March 5, 2014 | (8)
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    I’ll make this quick. Out in Aspen for long ski trip, punctuated with speeches here and there. Walk out door a week ago, fall on thick ice that covers the streets. Fall hard. Get up, go to hill, anyway. Not sissy, after all. Hurts. Come home Read On...
  • MAGIC MUSCLE MEMORY

    February 24, 2014 | (5)
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    Made it to Aspen a  few days ago. Planes cancelled here and there so have to drive up from Denver. A beautiful drive.  Loll for a day, hit slopes. Always terrified  that all skills will have fled…will tumble down mountain in shameful heap Read On...
  • SUNDAY… NEW YORK CITY… GOOD DAY

    February 2, 2014 | (3)
    As the supply starts to get a bit low, I tend to look at good days with particular affection and gratitude. Here’s a beauty. On  the road last week and again next. But wonderful, free weekend…fine Sunday. Slept late, after a good meal  Satu Read On...
  • CRAZY PEOPLE

    January 29, 2014 | (3)
      The other day I did a blog about cold weather (“Enough Already!”) about the horrible cold spells we’ve been having and how – at some point – you don’t go out the door to exercise any more. You crawl under the bed and the hell with i Read On...