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Journal Entry - Saturday, March 23, 2024

It’s a Small World

Life is full of surprises. I was recently on a four-day ski vacation in Jackson Hole with my Sweetheart. She was in a women’s ski camp and I was free skiing. Day 1, first chair, I rode up the mountain with this fellow. We started chatting and I learned a good bit about him. Retired, avid skier, and among other things, a former professor at Whitman College. That part intrigued me. I asked him where he did his undergraduate work, and he told me Whitman College. Now my interest was really peaked. Since he seemed about my age and my Sweetheart also graduated from Whitman, I asked him off-handedly if he knew my Sweetheart, as a matter of fact, he did. He told me with a huge smile that they had dated in college!

My new friend (and I suppose former rival — of sorts) skied together all day. He was leaving the next day for two days of skiing at Grand Targhee but he was coming back to JH on Friday. We made plans to ski together on Friday, which we did all day. He’s a terrific guy (which I assume speaks well for me…?)

He’s returning to Whitman next month to present a guest lecture. My Sweetheart and I will be attending. I’m looking forward to seeing my new ski friend again.

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