Along with haiku and other poetry, my other passions are skiing, racquetball, travel, photography, books, and reading, not to mention my family. Here I am on 23 March 2008, skiing down Shot Six at Alpental ski area east of Seattle, Washington, about 45 minutes from my home. See For the Love of Skiing.

See a video of this run (not of me)—Shot Six begins at the 1:42 mark and goes to about 2:26. See also this video. Or try this video with mushy spring snow (but clear visibility). Better yet, check out this video (not skied as well, but it shows the run better, although none of these videos really convey how steep and narrow Shot Six really is).