If you could trade places with someone for a couple weeks who would it be?

By:  @dean-moriarty, 3 months ago
Comments: 48 ..


For me it would be jet setter extraordinaire and Formula one race car driver Lewis Hamilton. He won the championship last year and came in second this year. He has a home a few miles from where I live and I've seen him around a few times but never talked to him. He keeps himself in tip top physical condition and appears to live a pretty good life. 



Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 01:04:15PM @dean-moriarty:


link 12/31/16 10:04:25AM @deepwaterdon:

Dean... Never figured you for an F1 fan. Lewis Hamilton is a good choice. NASCAR for me.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 01/03/17 10:18:57AM @perrie-halpern:

Hi Dean,

My cousin's husband is lead engineer for Hamilton's team. From what I have heard, it's quite stressful for everyone, so not always so glamorous. My hubby is more of an indie guy. Here is he is about to suit up to going out to do a little racing. 

Matts Car 1.jpg

link 12/30/16 01:22:23PM @spikegary:

For me?  Levil Lavallee.  Awesome Snowmobile Rider/X Games Champ/Record Setter/Husband/Father/Role Model.

I've met him a few times, he has been our guest speaker at conventions twice, a very nice, down to earth man that has turned Snowmobiling into a business.

Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 01:34:35PM @dean-moriarty:

Wow that's some big air. I met one of those guys Colten Moore a couple months ago while he was eating breakfast. 

link 12/30/16 01:42:52PM @enoch:

Dear Friend Dean Moriarty: Great and very intriguing question posed.

For me it would be Moises.

Imagine being at Mount Sinai in the presence of G-d Himself, receiving the Ten Commandments (all all the rest of the Jewish tradition).

Runner ups for me would be Abram the Patriarch. Being given the first commandment to the first Patriarch in Lech Lecha (Get up, go out of the land of your fathers and go to the land which I promise you).

Judah Maccabeus is another strong contender. One of the greatest of warriors in defense of G-d's plan against those who opposed it.

Likewise for Theodore Hertzl, Founder of modern day Zionism.  

All best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful 2017.




Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 01:59:41PM @dean-moriarty:

Yes that would really be an amazing experience. Best wishes to you too. 

link 12/30/16 05:45:10PM @enoch:


link 12/30/16 06:15:42PM @kavika:

One last race for this old Indian.



It has proven to be one of the biggest attractions of the Shoshone-Bannock Festival and can only be accurately portrayed by witnessing it live and in person.

For more information on Indian Relay in Fort Hall contact (208) 251-7785 or (208) 244-4726.


The Indian Relay races have long since been a part of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes culture. The sport actually originated here on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation over a hundred years ago. Many families that participated in the sport decades ago are still participating and passing this legacy on from generation to generation.

The Indian Relay teams consist of three horses and four team members (1 rider, 1 catcher (Mugger), and 2 holders). The rider must complete a lap with each horse riding bareback. The rider must dismount without any help from their team mates and without losing control of their horses.

People of the Horse - Special Bond

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Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 07:12:44PM @dean-moriarty:

That looks like a very exciting type of horse racing. I don't think I've ever seen that before. it looks like a fantastic event for everyone there. 

link 12/30/16 07:29:16PM @kavika:

We've been doing it for years, Dean. It's been the last 5 years that it's really got popular, with decent sized purses. LOL, when I was racing as a kid it was just for fun, no dough.

Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 07:56:11PM @dean-moriarty:

I hope it doesn't become too popular and commercialized. It's really cool. 

link 12/30/16 09:43:43PM @enoch:

Dear Friends Kavika and Dean: I am all in.

Sport of kings.

My plan is to drive to the trrack in my Winnebagel.


link 12/30/16 09:47:30PM @krishna:



Just make sure when you leave, you close the doors and check the lox! Laugh

link 12/30/16 09:55:54PM @kavika:

Krish, Winnebagels and Frizza are only made at Jay's Diner...Chief Chef Boiling Water Goldstein, has the receipts under lox and key.

link 12/30/16 09:59:49PM @enoch:

Dear Brother Kavika:  GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike)


link 12/30/16 10:09:55PM @kavika:

LOL, that is true my friend.

link 12/30/16 09:57:14PM @enoch:

Dear Friend Krishna: Good one!

The Winnebagel is KAvika's invention. It is a stroke of genius.

A breakfast bread sahpe3d like an RV.

Chef Boiling Water Goldstein (of Jays' Diner Fame) is known for his Bakers Dozen of them.

Happy and Healthy New Year to You and Yours.


link 01/03/17 09:26:40AM @spikegary:

An odd question, If Horse Racing is the sport of Kings, is Drag Racing is the Sport of Queens?

Sorry, I was there and I had to take it........

link 01/03/17 10:59:36AM @kavika:

''Sorry, I was there and I had to take it........''

What did you have to take Spike, the Kings or Queens? It was there and I couldn't resist.Laugh




link 01/03/17 11:02:16AM @spikegary:
I hate when my typing doesn't type what my mind says.
link 01/03/17 11:08:48AM @kavika:

LOL, I think that it's called ''stone fingers'', Spike.

link 12/30/16 08:00:29PM @pepe:

I don't think I really want to trade lives with anyone not even for a few weeks. I am most happy when i am hiking and I have hiked the most formidable forest in Central America, I'd like to hide the Amazon in South America and then maybe Alaska.

I don't want to be anyone else, I just want to be outside.

Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 08:26:22PM @dean-moriarty:

I can't wait to get back outside more. I've been through some really severe pain due to some underlying spine problems I wasn't even aware I had until a few years ago. Last year at this time the pain was so intense it was breaking my will to live. I continued to exercise even with the pain mostly indoors and mountain biking. I'm hoping to get a fusion surgery on a small area in the thoracic spine in the near future but I'm 80% better than I was a year ago. 

Happy new year to you and your family. 

link 12/30/16 08:37:29PM @kavika:

There is nothing more painful than a back problem. I had two disks removed and a piece of shin bone put in their place. That was back when that type of surgery was fairly new.

Even after the surgery I had a lot of pain for around 3 years. The best thing that happened was that I started doing sit ups every day to strengthen the abdominal muscles and that really got rid of the pain for me. I still do around 100 sit ups a day, down from 300 to 400 hundred in my younger years.

I wish you the best of luck on your surgery Dean. Please keep us informed on this on your progress.

Dean Moriarty
link 12/30/16 08:46:18PM @dean-moriarty:

Same to you and I'm glad to hear you were able to recover as well as you did. 

link 01/03/17 08:30:54AM @aeonpax:



Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 01/03/17 10:21:57AM @perrie-halpern:


Any reason why? I would hate the responsibility. 

link 01/03/17 10:36:57AM @aeonpax:

The human perception or understanding of a supreme divinity concept is hardwired in 3D. Such an abstraction would exist far beyond 3D and our power to comprehend. That's the way I see it.

link 01/03/17 10:42:23AM @johnrussell:

Such an abstraction would exist far beyond 3D and our power to comprehend. That's the way I see it.

I think you are right. Any God that was actually THE God would have to be beyond our understanding. 

But then, if you were God you would be perpetually misunderstood.  No one to talk to. 

link 01/03/17 10:37:06AM @aeonpax:

The human perception or understanding of a supreme divinity concept is hardwired in 3D. Such an abstraction would exist far beyond 3D and our power to comprehend. That's the way I see it.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 01/03/17 10:49:57AM @perrie-halpern:

The human perception or understanding of a supreme divinity concept is hardwired in 3D. Such an abstraction would exist far beyond 3D and our power to comprehend. That's the way I see it.

I agree....But that doesn't explain why. 

link 01/03/17 10:57:28AM @pepe:

Maybe she ought to create a website, call herself R.A. and ban and suspend people. News forum God.

Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 01/03/17 11:05:18AM @perrie-halpern:

Ha ha. I don't consider what I do as godlike in any manner... more like a teacher, which I was for 20+ years. 

That way I could stick in the corner naughty boys like you. 

link 01/03/17 11:07:12AM @pepe:

I always brought the teacher an Adam's apple and that is why they loved me so.

link 01/03/17 11:27:33AM @aeonpax:

"I agree....But that doesn't explain why. "

Nor can it ever. As I stated, we are hardwired and limited into accepting reality in 3D. it is a human limitation. I believe realty exists far beyond what is recognizable and tangible such as is mathematically possible in string theory. This link explains the limitation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7K5KjOdLD8

Hal A. Lujah
link 01/03/17 11:18:09AM @hal-a-lujah:

Responsibility?  Lol.  Right - if God is responsible, I'm Chinese.  God is responsible for this vulture:


Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 01/03/17 10:27:02AM @perrie-halpern:

Hi Dean,

Really fun article. You should give me a heads up when you post your own material so I can post it on the front page and it's easy to find. 

I really don't want to be anyone else. What I would like to do is travel at will, responsibility free. I often feel like a bird who has had their feathers clipped. 

Also I would like to do my music again, but that is a whole other story. 

link 01/03/17 10:35:21AM @johnrussell:

A heart or brain surgeon who operates on children and succeeds 100% of the time. 

link 01/03/17 10:39:49AM @pepe:

An Admirer of Ben Carson I take it?

link 01/03/17 10:43:35AM @johnrussell:

I was until he opened his mouth and said something. 

link 01/03/17 10:50:35AM @pepe:

How Ironic you would say that....LOL     Dr. John Carson Russell....


Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 01/03/17 10:54:06AM @perrie-halpern:

I met Ben Carson when my daughters first entered Hopkins. He was an amazing speaker on the topic of neurosurgery, so much so, that my oldest twin is still following that path. I think it is a very worthy path to follow. 

link 01/03/17 11:26:38AM @gunny:

I want to be a multi-billionaire, with an endless supply of money.  That way I can give to all the needy children of the world.  Give to all children's hospitals, with the designation that they treat all children free. I would give to the organizations that come up wit cures for these children.  I would give to every Indian school I know of so they can get a better education and bring their people out of the abject poverty this country put them in.  

I would give to the Cancer Society with the stipulation that they use it to find a cure for all cancer.  I would give to my neighbor who has a son that will not live to be 17, because of the disease he has.  I would give to every homeless so they can get back on their feet.  I would give to the VA to help all veterans for free, after I get rid of the administration that is corrupt.  Remember I have an endless supply of money, it will never run out.

Maybe that is what G-D/Allah/Budda,all dieties should be.  Active with the people.

Buzz of the Orient
link 01/06/17 07:29:31AM @buzz-of-the-orient:

I wouild like to be Leonard Cohen, when he was staying on the Greek Islands with his muse and lover, Marianne.

Buzz of the Orient
link 01/06/17 07:31:13AM @buzz-of-the-orient:

And if that's not possible, I'd like to be Ansel Adams.

link 01/25/17 10:58:29PM @randy:

Barack Hussein Obama, while he was still President.


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