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Shane McConkey

Most of you reading this probably already know that Shane McConkey passed away on March 26, 2009. I never had the opportunity to meet him, but Danette met his parents once through Jim & Elfrieda Shane (We both heard that he was named after the Shane family and former owners of Goldminer’s Daughter in Alta. […]

While the spring storm rages…

…we’re cozy in TL riding flexible flyer sleds, eating soup and feeding goldfish 🙂 And this eve I’m heading into the Uinta Forest for some slednecking. I’ve been thinking about our friends and all the other Altafarians that have been unleashed on the powder this week. Glad for ya’ll.

I noticed a […]

Discussion with a Toddler

A conversation with Ellie (our 19 month old) about goldfish, silliness and more…

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Tour Through Reality

“A short tour through the visible universe that we can see so far.” Worth watching. In the end it essentially draws parallels between brain cells, and the universe (and virtually everything else beyond a molecular level). This intrigues me because as I child I often had dreams about reality as we know it (or the […]

Alta Represents!

I noticed on Alta’s pics of the day today they were featuring Grant Howard, son of Alta patroller Sam Howard. The caption to the photo (which is below, BTW) reads “Alta local Grant Howard 2nd Place at Junior Freeskiing Nationals”. Wow…Congratulations Grant! In fact, I checked out the results PDF and for age group 12-14 […]


I’m over it. At least what we’ve come to know as driving. We went through the first year, with our first baby, 25 miles round trip (and about 1500 vertical feet) from a grocery store. Not complaining, we knew what we were getting into. It was fine, in fact great, when it was just the […]

Be loyal to winter..

Danette found (by way of The Wish Jar) an excerpt from a novel by Rick Bass. I really like this, and it has helped push through the winter here in Timberlakes.

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“There’s a point where you can give up on winter–when temptation can enter your soul, prying its way […]

Freebie for the Heavies

I co-own Yep, and it’s the premiere cost per sale Affiliate tracking and technology platform. We have enjoyed significant growth for our first three years of business. We’re currently in our 4th year of business (obviously), and it’s a financially solid company with TONS of potential remaining…even in this economy. In fact especially […]

Red Durt

No pics but I thought I would report that I stayed the night outside of Moab last Saturday, and rode with a serious crew. We camped about 3 miles up Gemini Bridges road, and never even made it to town. That’s my style. REALLY perfect weather. 60ish during days, 30ish during the night.

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