Off-topic: Wish you were here


I strained (or tore) my abdominal muscles a week ago skiing Little Cloud at Snowbird in two feet of powder with boots that didn't fit me. (The perils of evaluating ski gear.) But today I'm rethinking doctor's orders to wait three weeks before skiing again due to the following:

My family and I are up in Wyoming for a few days skiing Grand Targhee, where I used to come each year in junior high and high school. With nearly two feet of new snow....

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Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?

Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?

by Drew Stearne