Monday, March 27, 2006

Enjoying my Blogging Break, maybe a little too much

Back from Steamboat Springs where the spring skiing was extremely excellent. Over 400 inches of snow this entire winter created a snow base of up to 100 inches all over the mountain. Despite the late afternoon "mashed potatoes" conditions at the lower levels, the highest points of the mountain had just unusually great conditions from 9 am to 4 pm, which is the ski regimen we followed for almost every day. We were worn out at night, and were often sawing logs by 9 or 9:30 pm.

Skiing is a phsyical commune with nature. The incredibly majestic Rocky Mountains surrounded by the snow---with aspen, hemlock, and other pine species in abundance with the occasional rocks of the Rockies sticking out here and there, pretty cool stuff. And then, what a concept, strapping on these 2 long pieces of fiberglass to your boots, and then, zoom, heading down the hill. Wow. Heading into the restaurant and bar at lunch without a car is also great---zipping your skis into a parking place, and then, pulling out after lunch to continue your journey. It's a truly unique sport. It's also a people sport. We had a group of 11 folks, including my lovely wife, our 15 year old and our 11 year old. Skiing with a bunch of people is much more fun than skiing with just one or two. And you get away from everything in Total....Which leads me to.....

I have enjoyed by blogging break, and now, almost, it seems like I'm coming back to a chore. I don't want to feel compelled to add to the mix, I want to add to the mix with enthusiasm. In other words, I felt like (leading up to Spring Break) that I was working too hard to find topics to write about, and then, when looking back, I ended up posting a lot of things from other sites without much of a comment.

In essence, that is really NOT the point of blogging. That is just taking someone elses work and re-posting it on my blog (with full credit mind you)--but still, I don't think that is what it's all about.

Having said that, I'm going to take an extended break from blogging and try to figure out if I have anything to add to the mix ---that is original or that is different from what you can find on other blogs. I need to find a focus, or at least, a common thread, and I don't think it's there right now.

Look no further than to read Rex Hammockand his unusually crisp and clear thoughts on most any topic about which he posts. Make no mistake about it, this is what true blogging is all about.

Until next time.