Law Religion Culture Review

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Fire and Ice.

After Alaska, I went with some clients to the Colorado River where it cleaves Bullhead City, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada for some wave running.

On the surface, the disparate locales provided a study of climate contrasts. From the Great White North's 60 plus degree weather to the desert's 115, this was the summer of fire and ice.

However, the analogy became even more literal. Right in front of our beach set up, a power boat burst into flames. The gentleman on the boat futilely tried to put out the flames with a small fire extinguisher. A jetskier tossed his even smaller extinguisher up to the boat, but this also failed to control the conflagration.

Then, a smart and skillful personal watercraft rider gathered speed and turned sharply to create a wave of cool water that doused the flames. Kudos to him.