“It’s the Truth Even If It Didn’t Happen” Ken Kesey
In his youth, Jerry left home in his old man’s pickup on a long road trip “in search of the American Dream.” It was the beginning of a new life (post-Beat/pre-hippie). But more accurately, he drove head-on into the counterculture and had a pretty smooth ride all the way in.
After some digging, we’ve found that Jerry has been in the snow/avalanche business for 40 years… and after “worrying for a living” forecasting and mitigating avalanches on southwest Colorado highways, from Red Mountain Pass to Lizard Head, and in the Chilean Andes, it was time for him to wander a different path. Jonathan Thompson, editor at High Country News, while accompanying Mr. Roberts on an avalanche control mission, referred to him as a Zen Redneck. We’re not sure what that means you’d have to ask Mr. Thompson.
You might look at the Re’por as a docent of an old junk shop wandering around pointing out the more offbeat items on the shelves. Be assured there will be no pontificating, but maybe some occasional bullshitting…
Rōbert told us only posts that are hopefully interesting or quirky or off the beaten path will appear and if he fails, he surely expects to feel the crack of the zen stick. Please dear reader …… you be the judge.
A buddhist’s two greatest sins ~~~ picking wildflowers and self-righteousness.
Don Rōbert preparing for “Pisco Hour” at casa de Tim, Rio Blanco Chile.