His sin is pride. He's brilliant, but he thinks smarter = entitled. It's an easy trap. CEOs fall often because they start reading and believing their own press releases. Athletes fall often because they watch their own highlight reels. Entertainers fall often because they mistake attention for affection. We seem to take great interest in watching others fall from great height, I think because it makes us look better in comparison. Sin is serious business. There's a chunk of Walter White in all of us, I think. Good thing there are "mirrors".
2. I like playing tennis. I'm just not very good at it. No highlight reels for me to watch! But, I'm not going to quit, either.
3. The business class seats on domestic flights are nicer than coach.
4. Old cars are a pain. They are a bigger pain if you bought one used. You might know the title history, but you don't know where they've been, what they've been doing and which glitches are merely "warts" and which are real problems. Some things you can see and feel, but some are hidden. I think I'm going to stay away from older used cars. Anyone want a 2001 Mercury Sable?
5. Colorado is a fabulous place, but the mountain pine bark beetle is depressing. Lots and lots of dead lodge pole pines.
6. I know of two "fake Alpine" towns in the US. One is Vail, Colorado.
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They are very different. People are as likely to arrive in Vail by Gulfstream as they are in Helen to arrive by Harely-Davidson. A meal in Helen costs the same as a snack in Vail. Vail has skiing. Helen has river tubing. What they share is a desire to present an image of something they are not. Under the "skin", they are both very American in their own way - which is not bad. So, why the need to pretend? Are there fake American towns in Germany, Switzerland or Austria? I think I need to do some in-person investigation!