Saturday, June 26, 2010

A "Fool" for Christ: Manute Bol, 1962-2010

The Obsessive Skier was saddened this week when he learned of the recent death of former NBA center Manute Bol.

Jon Shields, writing in the Wall Street Journal, gives us a respectful and encouraging summary of this unique man's life. Please click here to read the article.

PS: I will buy a cookie for anyone who can tell me the name of the man pictured next to Bol in this photo.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Dust on Snow = Rapid Runoff

After returning from two weeks in Florida, I was eager to check out the Arapahoe Basin Ski Area's Web Cam.

I was shocked by how quickly the snow had melted since my last skiing day there just a few weeks ago on Memorial Day.

This article explains why the snow is melting so fast and the spring runoff is so rapid.