Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Ski like the wind

I grew up on boards (skis), and they became a natural extension of my body. From age 4 onward, I skied every winter.

In my youth, skiing was simply what we (the family) did most winter weekends. For the most part, I skied alone – never really having any significant skiing companions. I'm not the competitive type, so I never became a racer, and thus never was a member of a ski team.

The Smart Plug

Sometime in 1999, I was working, as usual, on Monday morning at Lutz Rental and a female came in and returned a portable 3/8" electric drill. When she placed it on the counter, she said, "I didn't use it." I remembered that I had rented it to her, the previous Saturday afternoon (the business was closed on Sunday).

I looked at the drill, and observed that the power cord was not wrapped in the manner which was SOP at Lutz Rental, and judging by the look on her face and the tone of her voice, I knew she was lying. …

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