About Jerry & This Blog

“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 RedneckWe’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.

salud

The Management

Don Rōbert preparing  for “Pisco Hour” at casa de Tim, Rio Blanco Chile.

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19 thoughts on “About Jerry & This Blog

  1. Jerry and Lisa ,
    Great job on the techno setup, Lisa! I’ll look forward to catching the occasional ravings, er, uh, insights, rather.
    Especially knowing they’ll be delivered with a twist that is both entertaining and thought provoking. Looking forward to shots of cleverness which I expect will flare up now and again on your blog, Jerry …
    Have fun with it,
    John

  2. Hi Jerry,

    Very cool. Thanks for the invitation to join you on your trip. I look forward to the journey. Time to learn about blogging.

    Mark

  3. Oh My ! Lisa what have you done? I am sure if this was available earlier it would have led to some sort of prison term. Good luck and if the Tea Bagger candidate is elected in Colorado I hope this is untraceable. In your pisco picture who is sneaking in the door in the shadows?

  4. Hi Jerry and Lisa,
    Looks good, now you can pontificate and set the world straight, but great to see your newest project.
    Saludos,Gary

  5. I have just stopped my subscription to the NY Times now that we have the Robert Report…watch out, Frank Rich and Maureen Dowd….Jerry is in town…
    I love it!
    Beth

  6. Lisa, what an awesome gift to give Jerry for his (adjective missing) creative thoughts and wisdom. He’s the ultimate Renaissance Man. I enjoyed this blog. Sign me up.
    xoxo
    Momma

  7. Jerry, it took awhile but I found you through doctor Alex in Boulder.
    Talk to you soon I hope. Rich (ricardo) Winters Great to see your website

  8. Jerry, I’ve got a bunch of Avalanche History of Ouray County INSTAAR occasional papers. Want ’em? Best to you both,

  9. Hey, someone in Rio Blanco told me about Tim Lane, the US skier guy living in town. As an expat skier living in South America, the idea of someone else doing it for years intrigued me. Is there any way you could give me his contact information? I would like to try conducting an interview (my first ever) to produce content on skiing in South America for a ski website (my first time contributing).

  10. Hi Jerry,
    I was reading your great story about Tony’s Tavern, (where I once bounced 6 $5 checks in one week), and saw a message from my long lost friend, Dennis (MAX) Herman. I would like so much to re-establish contact. I left a comment, but I don’t know if it went to you or him. Would you please let me know if you can help me make contact?
    Thank you,
    John Odlin. jodlin47@ gmail.com

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