Friday, December 9, 2022

3-Ask Mrs. Peach? How May I Help? Barack Obama

 Ask Mrs. Peach?

This is a work of Satirical Nature from the mind of a Champagne Toy Poodle and does not reflect on any factual nature regarding the named Individuals and should not be construed as such.

Dear Mrs. Peach, 
     I have decided to use my platform as a former President of the United States to further the enlightenment of humanity. Michelle and I have opened our hearts and minds to help teach society as a collective that they need not suffer and endure the delusion of Maya and the forms of ignorance that it brings. My question to you would be, How may we be empowered by our creator to accomplish this?
Barack Obama

Dear Barack,
     First and foremost I must recognize the great truth that you have already imparted to the masses. Indeed you are never recognized as a prophet in your own country. This since time began is a simple but absolute truth. The World sees and understands that you have been placed on this Earth to bring Enlightenment and Awareness to the Multitude of Lost Souls. You do this by the way you take complicated issues and create teachable learning exercises with great candor, honesty and humility. The World truly sees this and we all long for the sanity of thought and purpose that you represent amidst the chaos that is present day America. 

   My humble advice would be to remind Society as a collective, to be of service. Service first is the great lesson that I have gleaned from your great example. America as a whole would do well to incorporate in its thinking the thoughts of how we as citizens can find ways to work together. Unfortunately a prior entity, of which I have crossed swords with in the past, (Regarding Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in a former lesson), has unleashed, Pandora's Box of evils, sickness, death, turmoil, strife, jealousy, hatred, famine and passion-curses and general vileness upon a gullible and unsuspecting group of deluded souls. I am not just referring to the ignorance of the masses but also to that of the Legislating Bodies. Sad, but all too true. However, a great fact that is often overlooked in the the retelling of the Greek Myth is that the only entity left in Pandora's Box was hope and that is where you shine. Hope is still available to the masses and you are the catalyst to unleash it (Again).
     The great dilemma that society faces is how to stem the rising tides of extremism and turn the hearts and minds of disillusioned impoverished, and disadvantaged souls into productive willing participants in the experience that is democracy. Unification through common goals that is America only seems to work under times of duress, like war. The Pandemic only seemed to turn America into a group of dying, bickering, sick, isolated unreasonable idiots. The chaos that was the Leadership had everything to do with this. At the risk of inciting the wrath of those that still cling to the Great Lies that were perpetuated by the Greatest Liar that History will ever know, I like you am compelled to speak the absolute truth and to risk the consequences. (Extreme Consequences for those that Speak The Truth!)
     My final thought would be to remind those that are seeking and those that are lost to turn your thoughts inward and to understand that through the help of your Father who is always with you, that with his help, and guidance and your perseverance your goals and dreams can and will be attained. Dispel the negativity that has been wrought by those willing to be easily led by False Prophets and cling to the Absolute Truth of The True Enlightened Masters. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

2-Ask Mrs.Peach? How Does A Woman Respond To False Accusations Of Character? Liz Cheney Wilson, Wyoming


Ask Mrs. Peach?
This is a work of Satirical Nature from the mind of a Champagne Toy Poodle and does not reflect on any factual nature regarding the named Individuals and should not be construed as such.

Dear Mrs. Peach, 
I am a representative in an exclusive group of elected officials and am of good moral standing. Here is my question.?I was recently appointed second chair of a very important select commission. Unfortunately the topic of the investigation was responsible for the greatest attempt at a Coup and Insurrection against our Freedom and Liberty that America has ever seen. To further complicate the situation his associates have declared an all out war on Women and Women’s Rights to choose concerning the Sovereignty of their Own Bodies and Reproductive Systems. They are attempting to deny women the access to Birth Control to further complicate the situation. I felt so strongly about the Insurrection that I assumed the lead. However it has come at a great personal expense to me. I have been removed from any positions of importance and am denied the ability of seeking re-election. How does a woman respond to false accusations to their character?


Dear Liz
Stay Strong and Stand Tall! Haters are going to hate! All is going to Work Out Well! Trust in yourself!
When I was Identifying as Giant , I wrote Lesson 6, The Art of Acceptance in the Time of the Coronavirus, I set forth a challenge to produce a work of Art for the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. explaining what Life, Liberty and the The Pursuit of Happiness means to me.The Mountain Pearl,a collection of short stories and poetry, set in the Mountains of North America was published by Write My Fire and enjoyed by thousands over the course of theOlympic Games.(Lessons 75-91, A Children’s Crusade, A Book of Redemption.)
Trust in the Miracle of Love! Like you, I still love America from “Sea to Shining Sea!!” You will see the advice that I gave to Kamala Harris (She is one of my heroes for her accomplishments in a male dominated world. Along with You and Cassidy Hutchinson.) She was being bullied by the very same bully that is the subject of your investigation. My advice to her was to stand strong. Wear her mask because she is a beautiful shining light of a Woman and Sisterhood and if she had any doubts about life to read a soon to be “Banned Book Classic, The Emperor's New Clothes"  to completely understand the actor she was involved with. Kamala persevered and became Vice President, as you well know. She should not allow the men who she aided in being elected to Silence her brave strong voice.
She rose above her setback to become a role model for millions of young women. Sometimes our greatest obstacles in life become our greatest opportunities for advancement and success. Perhaps this is the time to toss your Cowgirl Hat in the Presidential Arena? You are articulate, intelligent, and extremely brave as you have demonstrated. The 2020’s will be known as the decade of the Woman. 

I would like to Identify as Giant again and make a Modest Proposal. If you will continue to persevere against the onslaught of Injustices that are being directed at you by your party and constituents and consider your calling to a higher office....
I will attempt to publish,The Coronavirus Writings - A Journey into Self- Realization. I propose to complete my novels, Dancing With Rhada (A Teacher's Crusade), and White Dreams (A Man's Crusade), in time for the Winter Olympics set in Cortina D’ Ampezzo for the 2026 Games.

I learned from my time on our Equine Rescue Ranch that in a herd when (usually the males) are acting up the Mares will just turn their backs and ignore them. If they persist watch out because then they will let fly both hind hooves. Of course, you being a wonderful horse woman, already know this and your back is turned. Turn away and don't ever look back.

My Mom proposed a Unification next for All Women for a Great Abstinence. She proposes it be a day. (Me-Or Several days, possibly weeks). She said get their attention, shut down the  fun factory. Time to stop this nonsense. We control our bodily autonomy.

Mrs. Peach Say's, 
"No more side saddle."

Mrs. Pete’s Prediction:
From July 2, 2020 
A Big Bully will pick on a Small Champagne Poodle. 
He will just have to do it. 
My Mom schooled me on Narcissism.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

1- Ask Mrs. Peach? - Apres Covid Advice

Coming soon Ask Mrs. Peach

Hi my name is Pete Peach (was Piper, Pi,Pi,  My Pi, then Peter Piper, then just plain Pete) and my pronouns are she, her and I like boys. I will be responding to any questions about life, love or relationships. Let’s face it, there is a whole new scary world with all types out there. Actually anything you have a question about, Please feel free to ask them. Remember to be kind and mean people suck! Oh! Girls Rule!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

130-Realizing the Truths Leading To Your Personal Great Awakening


Let us forget the sorrows of the past and make up our minds not to dwell on them in the New Year.  With determination and unflinching will, let us renew our lives, our good habits, and our successes. If the last year has been hopelessly bad, the New Year  must be hopelessly good.-Paramahansa  Yogananda, "Self-Realization Magazine"

The New Year is a fresh clean slate! You are the writer of your story! How do you want it to read. Try something New! Accomplish something no one else has attempted! This is your life and your time, Dream the Courageous Dream and Reach for the Heavens. It is yours for the asking. No more meek and mild Lambs of the World. You are a Conquering Lion of Truth. You are only defeated if you believe you are defeated. Your Destiny is yet to be written. Many Women and Men have led quite subdued lives only to awaken Spiritually and blossom into Revered Leaders. No longer sit idly and allow others to control your thoughts, actions and future. Once you realize you have the Love  and Guidance of Your Father working directly in your affairs you will be able to go forward in life with the certainty of the Great Conqueror that you truly are. Walk your path and speak your truth with Love and Devotion to the Scientific Principles found in Kriya Yoga and you will be assured of your Success! This New Year is the Year for Your Personal Great Awakening!

Monday, September 19, 2022

129-Finding Your Path To Peace And Harmony Through Meditation.

 Do not lament if you see no lights or images in meditation. Go deep into the perception of Bliss; there you will find the actual presence of God. Seek not a part but the Whole.------Paramahansa Yogananda, "Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda"

It is easy to be discouraged in your attempt at Meditating. Nothing worthwhile in the World comes to you without Perseverance. You must know that many Great Masters before you have walked the Path that you now walk. Keep your Life as simple as you are able. Lessen the noise of the world and listen to the voice within you. Dive deeper into the quiet of the silence in your mind. You will slowly become more attuned to your spirituality and be willing to become one with your new found sense of purpose. It is and ever growing peace and harmony that will fill your heart and mind. You owe it to your self to find your way free of the  bondages that Western Civilization has placed upon you. You will learn to be at one with yourself, your possessions, your career and your spiritual path in this world. This is the Promise that awaits you on your path.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

128- How to Use Dynamic Will Power to Overcome All Life's Obstacles.

 Remember that as a child of God you are endowed with greater strength than you will ever need to overcome all trials that God may send you.----- Paramahansa Yogananda, "Man's Eternal Quest"

Difficulties will arise in life and you will be faced by tribulation. They can be daunting and debilitating. Do not become frozen with fear or anxiety you will see your way clear. How you ask? When this devastating occurrence happens and my world is in an upheaval, how can I find my way through this wilderness. It is impossible in those times to find faith. How can this be solved? You must believe with every fiber of your being that your path is being directed and you will overcome whatever the tribulation is that you are experiencing. Imagine the time when you are through your trials. Experience how your success will feel. Know that there is nothing that you cannot accomplish if you have the will to do it. Dynamic Will Power is the most powerful force in the Universe and if you exercise it. You can and will triumph.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

127- How to adjust your attitude to overcome Maya-Delusion

 The most destructive shaft of maya-delusion is unwillingness to meditate, for by this attitude one prevents himself from tuning in with God and Guru--- Paramahansa Yogananda, "Rajarsi Janakananda: Great Western Yogi"


Maya, cosmic delusion, is the universal substance of forms in the Infinite Formless. Avidya is the individual cosmic hypnosis or illusion imposed on the forms that makes them express, perceive, and interact with one another as though each has its own separate reality. God's omnipresent undifferentiated cosmic consciousness underlies its mayic separations into parts through which the Creator expresses His manifoldness. By the visualization of His thoughts, through the power of maya, " the magical measurer," God creates sustains, and dissolves dream worlds and beings.--- Paramahansa Yogananda

Everything in the Universe is Transient and changing. What you perceive as real is made up of individual atoms. Atoms have particles and molecules and are also constantly changing. Be grounded in the world but remain flexible. The earth is a living breathing organic organism that we are rapidly depleting and destroying. The changes in the weather and its patterns are indicative of the beginning rumblings of her death and destruction. It is imperative that the current course we are in now be halted immediately. Herein lies the difficulty. By not meditating, you are closing your being an essence to enlightenment. You are allowing Delusion and Maya to spread its darkness upon you and this world. Open up your heart and mind to cosmic consciousness and go deeply into meditation. You will find all the riches of the world exist in its peace.

Friday, September 16, 2022

126-Becoming the Lion of Courage for your Destiny

  Courage: Spiritual DiaryParamahansaYogananda"Whispers From Eternity"

     I know now that I am a lion of cosmic power. Bleating no more, I shake the error forest with reverberations of Thine almighty voice. In divine freedom I bound through the jungle of earthly delusions, devouring the little creatures of vexing worries and timidities, and the wild hyenas of disbelief.

     O Lion of Liberation, ever send through me Thy roar of all-conquering courage.

                                             * * *

     Do not fear the future! The future is bright with growth and the blossoming of your life. Pay attention to your health and protect your self and your environment from the Delta Variant by Observing Safety Rules and getting Vaccinated. To be a Leader of your Pride you must protect your fellow citizens and families. You cannot be a leader with courage and bravado by displaying ignorance regarding life. There is no compromise in your responsibilities to yourself and your fellow human beings. Move forward with the assurance that you are the Master and Commander of your Destiny grounded in the Divine Guidance of Your Creator. Roar at the World and the delusion of the Ignorance. You can and will be the Leader that you Desire to be.

Monday, August 1, 2022

125-Reconciling the Memories of Past, Present and Future

 I find my earliest memories covering the anachronistic features of a previous incarnation. Clear recollections came to me of a distant life, a yogi amidst the Himalayan snows. These glimpses of the past, by some dimensionless link, also afforded me a glimpse of the future.

Paramahansa Yogananda

Do you ever have the memories of distant or future incidents. a sense of having previously belonged or an inkling of what will be? How do child prodigies write complicated symphonies or solve complex equations? My belief is that of reincarnation as mystics have for centuries discussed. the interest in past life experiences are relevant in your life today. You are free to believe or not to believe. I choose to believe. 

All things in the world today are often stated as absolutes. The parties of all politicians believe their platforms are righteous and true, yet death, suffering, iniquity, and starvation seem to be the by product of their regimes. It is beyond comprehension that humanity is able to move forward and progress at all with the thinking and mentality that is present. We must realize that our resources and the earth that we live on are limited in the destruction and devastation that man inflicts upon it. Open your heart and your mind to change and growth today. No longer be constrained by the darkness of Maya and the deceit it brings. Look to the future! Become the Mystic on the Mountain! You are yogi of your own life, use this power wisely. Act today to make life a better tomorrow for all, not just to increase your own fortunes, but to increase the fortunes of all. Yes Yogananda! We have spent our lifetimes in the mountains of North America and are saddened at the state of our atmosphere, water, earth and the drastic change in our climate. We have watched our glaciers, rivers, streams, lakes and National Treasures disappear. The time of silence has come and gone. It is now time to shout from the highest climbs of the world to stop the madness and mayhem! The rant of Today is to take up arms (not necessarily armaments), pens, banners, podcasts, blogs, posts, and print. If you wish for your children and your children's children to have a world to live in you must speak now or forever hold your voice. Be the Voice of Reason!

Monday, July 25, 2022

124-Adopting the Right Attitude

 Right Attitude

See nothing, look at nothing but your goal, ever shining before you. The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does. Each day, accept everything as coming to you from God. At night, give everything back into His hands.

– Sri Gyanamata

"God Alone: The Life and Letters of a Saint"

It is not easy to shift your focus from self to a higher power. Everything that happens, happens within the framework of your life and existence. In simpler terms it happens to you, this makes it easy to internalize the happening. A method used in meditation is to perceive the thought (happening) see it and to release it. Give the thought (happening) to your higher power and release it from your life. Do not become attached to these thoughts or experiences. Allow yourself to distance from them and concentrate your thoughts upon your higher power. You will gain a freedom that you have never known. Do not become attached to people, places and things. It is all transitory. Change with the times and be ever vigilant in your truth. It is all that you have. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

123- Aligning Your Actions for Success with Wisdom and Meditation


You cannot be free unless you have burned the seeds of past actions in the fire of wisdom and meditation.

– Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

“Yogoda Satsanga Magazine”

Your past actions should not rule your present circumstances. To be free you must work through meditation and Kriya Yoga. You can dispel the karma of past actions. How can I do this you ask? Study the Lessons of the Self-Realization Fellowship and put them to use in your life. It works. The writing in this blog is the testament to this theory. If you are not finding satisfaction and happiness in your life than perhaps it is time for a change. Do not fear change! Change is not your enemy or an action to bring heartache. The right change can bring happiness and fulfillment beyond your wildest expectations. If it seems as if the world of Covid, Politics, Global Warming is closing in upon you than it may be the time to look for the right change in your life. Go forward in your new found freedom and attract the positive rewards that are there for you. You are a Divine creation of your father and he is working miracles every day for you in your life. Open your Heart, Spirit and Mind and accept them. Remember that when preparation meets opportunity it is the Law of Success. Go out and prepare yourself today. 

FreedomJuly 11

You cannot be free unless you have burned the seeds of past actions in the fire of wisdom and meditation. 

– Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
“Yogoda Satsanga Magazine”

FreedomJuly 11

You cannot be free unless you have burned the seeds of past actions in the fire of wisdom and meditation. 

– Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda
“Yogoda Satsanga Magazine”

Saturday, July 9, 2022

122- Applying the Law Of Success

 Don't mentally review any problem constantly. Let it rest at times and it may work itself out; but see that you don't rest so long that your discrimination is lost. Rather, use these rest periods to go deep within the calm regions of your inner Self. -------- Paramahansa Yogananda,    "The Law of Success"

 The term for animals that chew on a cud or their food is Ruminant. 


1) Think deeply about something

2) (of a ruminant) chew the cud.

You can stand still and ruminate or you can move forward. Progress is achieved by forward movement. It is O.K. to gently look back from where you have just been or where you have come from but to expend any amount of energy is counter-productive to achieving any goal. Still water is often silent and deep as in deep reflective pool. Go deep and reflect but do not linger. Inaction is crippling, proper action results in the fulfillment of one's goals and dreams. Dream giant dreams and aspire to lofty goals. Do not be stagnant. If you are not pedaling uphill on your bicycle you will be sliding downhill.

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

121-Obeying the Law of Freedom


 Before you act, you have freedom, but after you act, the effect of the action will follow you whether you want it to or not. That is the law of karma. You are a free agent, but when you perform a certain act, you will reap the results of that act.------ Paramahansa Yogananda. 

SRF Lessons

It seems like the Freedoms that we all took for granted are disappearing from us at alarming rates. There is an all out War on Women's Rights Today! Where is the lunacy coming from? Is it in the water? Tap, Mineral, Spring or Glacier, Sparkling, Distilled, Purified, Flavored or Infused, Alkaline, Well, my personal thoughts are they are secretly drinking the Kool-Aid that was mixed by Jim Jones in Guyana. It is the only logical explanation for the absolute onslaught against freedoms and (Oh God Yes!), rights. Don't say those words, I know because I already have incurred the wrath for collecting my (entitlements of which I worked 50 years of my life for.) But hey, lets not rule out that sneaky little law of Karma. Cosmic karma for your actions has yet to come into to play. So I say to all the Supreme Court Judges, the lying Judges of our Supreme Court. When you make your rulings, don't rule out karma because it can really be a bitch! (My rant for Today!) 

Friday, April 15, 2022

120- What are The Gates of Sweet Nectar? In the Time of the New Renaissance


 I read a quote written by Bernie Glassman in a book called Chants of a Lifetime, by Krishna Das who has been a devotee of Neem Karolia Baba for many years.

The Gates of Sweet Nectar

Calling out to hungry hearts
Everywhere through endless time
You who wander, you who thirst
I offer you this Bodhi mind
Calling all you hungry spirits
Everywhere through endless time
Calling out to hungry hearts
All the lost and left behind
Gather round and share this meal
Your joy and your sorrow
I make it mine.

For Your Love, Humble Pie

Let the New Resurrection of The Christ Within You be that of Hope, Faith, Kindness and Charity for All of Humanity.

Happy Easter From The Healers of Write My Fire

Sunday, April 10, 2022

119- How to Inspire Gifts of Love and Peace; In the Time of The New Renaissance


Seek to do brave and lovely things that are left undone by the majority of people. Give gifts of love and peace to those whom others pass by----Paramahansa Yogananda; SRF Lessons

Sage advice for the times in which we now find ourselves. it is not easy to have a hardened heart during the difficulties that the world finds itself in. We must look inside ourselves and then at the world and see how we can best serve humanity. We would like to work on and write about our own projects, unfortunately we feel our audience is best serves by positive reaffirming writing. It would be nice to satisfy the minds of the curious with fiction and distraction. The world is really in need of positive affirmations on the goodness of humanity. Do not become distraught at the war in Ukraine look at all the wonderful humanitarian operations that are now taking place. The activists getting involved and the countries of the world coming together. We should not allow the horror and negativity of the military conflict to darken our spirits. A recent article written about the great Russian writer Tolstoy said that his view on negativism in the world was to combat it with good and positive energy and actions. Hence the break from my White Dreams Novel (which is not on hold, only not in the blog posts) appearing here. 

This is the time for each of us to try and understand how our actions, thoughts and prayers can help our fellow citizens of America and the world to excel. It is not a Kumbaya Chant that I'm looking for here. What the real meaning is for we as individuals to help end divisiveness and disharmony at home and in the work place and politics and work toward the achievement of common goals

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

118-Uncle Albert's Mountain,( The Lure Of The Mountain King ; )The Senator; Chapter VII




                                                         The Senator



     Jilly slid her silk robe across her thighs. She inhaled deeply on her cigarette and let

the smoke billowed out. She stubbed the remainder out in the ashtray.


     “You know I am a baby. Don’t I always take care of you? I’ll see you on Sunday. We’ll make up for lost time. I promise you. I’ll be extra sweet to you.”

She leaned back on her sofa and looked across the room. Beneath a brass light hung a large aerial photo of A-Basin. Along the face of the mountain a pair of red dotted lines extended across it. They signified a proposed high speed Vista Bahn. The lower left hand corner had a large red circle drawn in a portion of the parking lot.


     “No one suspects a thing. I have the pictures just like you asked. Yes, you’re absolutely correct, it would be a perfect place for a Helipad. The only thing is we are going to have to move fast. If we don’t they are going to ruin everything. They? The klutzy Olympian and his ski bum sidekick.  They have been counseling Joe on ways to block the takeover and are always off skiing instead of taking care of the mountain. The place will be in shambles by the time we get our hands on it.”

She stood up and walked across the room and reached down on a portable glass bar.  Raising her wine glass. She twirled it gently around and pressed her lips to the



     “Here’s to the start of a profitable partnership Senator,” she whispered.


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      Senator John Blackwell walked to the door of the Keystone Condominium penthouse and opened the French doors that looked out onto the slopes. Taking a long drink of brandy, tasting the warmth, he swallowed and felt the smoothness make its way down to his sizable belly. This would be the year. He had introduced legislation that would allow drilling and mining on National Forest Lands under the guise of National Security Interests. The White River National Forest above Arapahoe Basin Ski Area had large deposits of Molybdenum and the lease would soon be his. He would have it all, he would own or control all the lands and businesses from the I-70 corridor at Eisenhower Tunnel most of the town of Dillon, the Reservoir, all the way to Frisco and the Valley from the water to the Continental Divide including the Ski Areas of Keystone and Arapahoe Basin The material contracts alone for the nuclear submarines were worth more than most countries defense budgets and would make him the new breed of multi billionaire businessmen. He had plans to join the space race once he had finished extracting the metals from the mountains. There was nothing that was going to stop him, certainly not some old mountain man and a group of societal misfits bent on singing Kumbaya, My Lord and playing patty cake in powder snow. He was anointed to be a mover and a shaker, born to wealth, and privilege. There were those that were destined to rule and those destined to serve, John Blackwell served no one but John Blackwell.


     Jilly quietly let herself into the penthouse and walked across the room to where the Senator was standing, staring out the window at the slopes of Keystone. She quickly slid her hands around his waist and surprised him as she hugged him tightly.


     “I didn’t think the morning would ever end. The lawyers were going on and on about the difficulty of mineral rights on National Lands and the sale of precious metals even if it was to the government. How it might be construed as a conflict of interest. Honestly, it was so boring. All I could think about was spending the afternoon here with you.”


     “So, it was agreed on, if I posses the lease to the ski area I also have the rights to the

minerals underneath the mountain.”


     “Yes, they are all yours. I have locked that in, all that is left is the meeting at your office in Denver for the signing over of the contracts. I spoke with the Insurance Underwriter and it is all taking care of. They will loose there Insurance next week. There is no way out for them. The Mountain is yours, Baby.”


     “When this is completed and my divorce is final I am going to take you to Paris. I love Paris in the Spring!”

     “I can’t wait for you to be rid of her, the old witch. She has been so unreasonable. If she wasn’t such an old washed up hack, I might feel sorry for her. Her and those unwanted waifs she calls children. We can have it all. You have the money and power and I will get you the missing piece, the Mountain. I told you the first night we spent together that I would deliver the Old Man and the Mountain to you. They are about to be ours, I promise you, we will spend our days on the Riviera and Entertaining the Elites.”


     “Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. I have learned from my time in the Senate that it isn’t “Over Until It’s Over. You have done well, you are destined to be a mover and a shaker.” 

Monday, April 4, 2022

117-Uncle Albert's Mountain,(The Lure Of The Mountain King,) The Newspapers; Chapter Vi


                                 The Newspapers



Tom sat down at the kitchen table for his morning coffee. He expected to skim through the headlines of the morning paper as he usually did. He liked to pretend he was up on current events and fake his way through the majority of debates using plain common sense. The trouble with that is when it came to what was really going on he was lost. It wasn’t because of ignorance; it was that Tom looked at life in a simpler way. Tom’s mind was working his way through one of his challenging powder stashes. Today Tom would read.

Jilly had laid out the paper, front page up, to be sure he didn’t miss it. The headline was in bold black type, page one read:

                       “Arapahoe Basin: Death On The Slopes”

     “I don’t believe this,” he shook his head. The story covered the entire front page of the Summit County Sentinel. Tom reread the dismal words, shaking his head over and over.

     “They make it sound like it’s Joe’s fault.” He downed the last of his coffee, rolled up the paper and grabbed his coat. He was out the door on his way to the Basin without Toby. Impulsiveness was one of his strong weaknesses. Tom turned off the world and went into attack mode when a strong heavy emotion was triggered in him.


                                                    * * *


      “Did you see this crap?” he held the newspaper up, storming into Joe’s office.

     “Which crap are you referring to?” Joe pointed at top of his desk. The desk was littered with papers from all over the state, especially the Capital City, Denver. The all had the same slant and innuendo’s blaming Joe personally and then the management of the resort.

     “I have even received a call from the Governor’s office. They want to know what is being done to combat the mounting problems and threats of skier fatalities.”

     “What is going on here Joe?” Tom asked, “This is more than just sensationalism in journalism.”

     “It’s simple the Senator wants this mountain. He owns everything from the valley floor to entrance of the parking lot and he wants this mountain and the lease with the forest service. He has the power and he controls the government and the media and he will stop at nothing to take the mountain.”

     “But it’s not true what they're printing.”

     “Tom you don’t get it, the new politics are to create doubt and fear and then feed off the fear by bending the facts to benefit your cause. They control the narrative and the media.”

     “You have done everything humanly possible to see that no one gets hurt up here. I know I just signed on to get a pass, but this means too much to me now. My biggest problem is I have always fallen in love with the mountains I have wintered at. I’m here to the end Joe. They can’t have this dream. There’s nowhere else to go. This is the symbol of everything I have ever believed in life. I can’t see it fall.”

     “It is truly going to be a fight, a dirty dog fight in the trenches and they just fired the salvo they think will sink us. I have some artillery of my own that I’m about to let fly. I’m proud to have you on our team. We will be lucky to keep our insurance now with all this publicity.”

     “I’m going to go work on the generators, I’ll fix what I know how, Today,” Tom stormed out the door of Joe’s office. Leaving him alone to contemplate his fate and the onslaught against his life’s work. They were getting closer day by day.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

116-Uncle Albert's Mountain,(The Lure Of The Mountain King,) Skier Dies; Chapter V


                                     Skier Dies




     “Monday morning crap,” Joe said aloud to himself. Seated at his desk with a cup of coffee, he was contemplating the mass of salesmen that always call on this day. Salesmen were sharks in suits and ties. They were sneaky and they didn’t care who they devoured. He also had an appointment with his accountant at one and his lawyer at three. Accountants he thought less of and he tried very hard never to think of lawyers. Lawyers and the loss of money seemed to go hand and hand. They were appointments that he was not looking forward to.

     “When this day is over with,” he sighed, “I’ll be one happy man.”

He reached for the last donut in the box on his desk. Just as he was about to bite into it, he heard a faint trace of a siren. It was growing louder. He stood and walked to the window. The phone began to ring. It startled him.

      “Yeah this is Joe,” he barked into the phone.

     “Tom here, you had better get down the road past the end of the lot. You’ll see the sheriff’s car. Come right away.”

     “What’s up?”

     “We found someone just off the road. He didn’t make it.”

Joe headed for the door. He leapt off the stairs and saw the flashing red lights of the ambulance and three sheriff’s patrol cars. Lance, Tom and a few employees were huddled in a circle over a crumpled form in the snow. The body was about a hundred from an avalanche run out and several feet from the road.

     “It looks like he crawled out of the bottom of the chutes from the direction of the tracks. He almost made it, looks like he was trying to signal a passing car. Poor kid,” Lance said.

     “Damn fool kid,” Joe’s face was flushed with anger. “He’s the one I chased off from under the ropes yesterday.”

     “Yeah, I recognize the outfit,” Tom agreed.

A tall burly forest ranger ambled over to Joe. He rested his arm on his shoulder.

     “Sorry to see this Joe,” he said, “It looks fairly cut and dry to me.”

     “I-I don’t know what to say Burt, We warned the kid yesterday. We put up signs, roped off the trails, closed whole sections of the mountain and they still have to sneak under the ropes and ski out of bounds.”

     “I’m going to have to ask you to stick around most of the day Joe. It will take awhile to notify next of kin, and to process the necessary paper work.”

     “I’ll be here all day, got a lot of appointments today.”

     “O.K. Joe, see you later today.”

Joe turned and started for the lodge. His hands stuffed deep in his pockets, his shoulders stooped low. Every year the Big Basin claimed lives. If they were lucky it would only be one. They either died in Avalanches in the chutes or far out of bounds. Some died skiing the Professor from the top of the Continental Divide. He tried desperately to prevent the deaths or minimize the risks. It was just the Law of Nature in the mountains.

He walked into the bar area. It was early and the bartender was setting up.

     “I’ll have a quick stiff one,” he said.

The drink was poured and Joe reached down and grabbed the glass. His big hand shook unsteadily as he raised it and saluted a large sign hanging on the wall.