Monday, January 28, 2008

Crash course

TV broadcasters have dubbed it the "Storm of the Decade." It's shuttered colleges, businesses and even Spokane City Hall.
What to do? Go sledding.
I picked up the 'sport' when sleds were just wooden slats, red metal runners and a steering yokes-- that always turned in the most dangerous direction.
That meant my childhood runs down Harney Hill could have ended in the icy Illinois River (there but for the grace of God).
I remembered that today as I hijacked a neighbor kid's new- fangled, foam slider for a zip down a snow-padded hill.
For five joyous seconds, I was 10 again. Laughing uncontrollably. Veering off course.
Life is so much more fun when you're not afraid to look stupid.

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