16 Nov Why I Ski

I’m always excited at the prospect of winning some free stuff, and SKIER magazine is giving away Dana Flahr’s setup. The signup form also asks: “Why do you ski?” Why, I thought… it’s been so many years, since I was two years old, every fall I get impatient, every winter since I’ve slid down hills, and the cycle continues. My answer:

A mountain is a craggy, unforgiving, inhospitable, massive thing. But cover it with layers of snow and me with skis and it’s a maneuverable playground, of mostly soft landings, smooth gliding, and bursts of yelling. But it’s still unpredictable and the gift for a lifetime.

Here’s to winning.

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08 Nov Movember. Talk about it.

I finally decided to grow a moustache, but don’t worry — it’s temporary and for a cause! The month of November is also know as “Movember” — a genuine campaign to bring awareness to men’s health and prostate cancer. It’s serious business:

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It accounts for over a quarter (27%) of new cancer cases in men. Even 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Yet prostate cancer is over 90% curable.

So I’m walking around with a moustache these days, and it’s an excellent catalyst to get people talking about these issues and opening up about men’s health in general.

I just set up a page online to accept donations. I’m really looking mostly to be part of the swarm of moustache-laden men talking about Movember, but happy to have my page as a donation page for Prostate Cancer Canada and Movember.

Check it out at http://mobro.co/nbloom

Thanks for your support — I don’t do this often (or often enough).

Hello #Movember http://mobro.co/nbloom

Are you a Mo Bro? Put your Mo link in the comments below! I’ll keep track of all of my bros and lady-bros doing Movember.

Daniel Reitman ca.movember.com/mospace/160429
Kevin El-Hayek mobro.co/kelhayek
Marisa Sheffmosista.co/SheffMoyardee

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26 Sep "You cannot stay on the summit forever…

Reblogged from my Tumblr page. Check the original post here.

“You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again… So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above… There is an art of finding one’s direction in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know.” -René Daumal, Mount Analogue

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