Skiing and Living With Neither Fear Nor Helmets

Today there is finger wagging. Natasha Richardson should have gone to the hospital/worn a helmet/stayed at home/wrapped herself in bubble wrap. Today ski helmet sales are soaring, and well intentioned mothers are swaddling their tweens in bubble wrap, lest they tumble and fall. Helmet manufacturers are salivating, but they can’t market to you or it’d appear predatory at best, and ghoulish at worst. It was a freak accident, she could have just as easily tripped on an evening gown and hit her head on a fire hydrant. My understanding is …