Do You Know What You’re Fighting For?

Peace, to those of you remaining. From black rock to black fog: I’ve recently returned from a four night pilgrimage to my alpine mecca, Blackcomb, and would like to write you before the blindness sets in.

It still seems like You Are Unlimited came out last week, and I want to thank all of you for the overwhelming love and support. There are a few more steps to take before the project is a wrap, and I’m currently working on a launch party, as well as some audio and an essay to compliment the book.

In other photo news, certified OG John Burke wrote a post for All That Inspires Me, and chose one of my shots to accompany the piece, which is a tremendous honour. Knowing John and his brilliance, I suggest you give it a read. He doesn’t drop diamonds every day. I’ve also collaborated on a shirt with my former roommate Steeve and the rest of the crew at Plenty Humanwear. Details are still slim, but you can be sure we’re going to cook up something special for when the mens and ladies versions are released in the Fall.


Falling Snow was published in issue 5.2 of The Ski Journal. I’m particularly proud of it because it’s the first personal piece I’ve ever had printed, and it was written without publication in mind. I know it connected with many of you, and I hope that continues. In the meantime, I’m looking to pick up my writing where it left off. Work has also begun on a completely new version of this site, and if all goes well, things will be looking a lot better around here in a month or two.

Finally, I’d like to say a word to my fellow skiers on Sarah’s passing. From Shane to CR, Arne, Jamie and most recently Sarah, the death we have seen over the past few years is staggering. I’m fortunate to have crossed paths with all of them, and they were vital members of our family. Sarah’s passing breaks my heart, and I can’t imagine the pain of those closest to her. Like John, Anthony is another diamond who doesn’t express himself in words often, but he wrote a beautiful post saying it all. Thanks, Ant. It wasn’t for me to write, and I’m happy you did.

From black rock to black fog to black maria,

DP

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2 Responses to “Do You Know What You’re Fighting For?”

  1. jb Says:

    I want to buy one of these shirts. How can I do that?

  2. Mathew Braun Says:

    ^ dido.

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