Peter Shelton

Private Skiing

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on February 17, 2011

There’s a famous wave in Indonesia called Nihiwatu. It peels across the beachfront of an exclusive resort on the island of Sumba, east of Bali. The wave proceeds from left to right – that is looker’s left, if, for example, you were nursing a beer in the resort’s open-air dining room and gazing out to the horizon. (more…)

Ring the bells that still can ring

Posted in Watch columns by pshelton on January 14, 2011

At one point on Leonard Cohen’s Live in London album he says to the crowd, “Thank you, friends. We’re so privileged to be here, while so much of the world is plunged in darkness and chaos.”

With so much darkness in the news this weekend, particularly the shooting in Arizona, finding a subject besides the descent of civilization seems not so easy. (more…)