The good fortune of getting a cold

Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and I was happy. First, it explained why I had been so low energy. Secondly, by grounding myself I got my Web site updated after letting it languish for a couple of years. I seem to be super productive when I work from bed. Reclining is so much better than sitting, and when I'm somewhere I'm not expected to do much, well, you know how that goes. Productivity city.

My brother, Michael, has been texting me everytime he goes skiing in his hometown of Colorado, outside Aspen. Last year we hiked the Aspen Highlands bowl and I put up a challenge for the time we would shoot for this year. He's taken it to heart and has crushed the original goal. I've never seen him this physically inspired! I'm usually the one in better shape, but I'm going to be hurting this March. The picture here is of us at the top of the bowl last March 2008.