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Pigs Can’t Fly, But Your Dog Can

Flying the not-so-friendly skies has become more stressful than ever. But we don’t have a lot of choices to get to Point B from Point A. And while you might complain about standing in line to get through security, or about the fact that airlines…

April 6, 2018
The Wild West's Alternate Universe
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The Wild West’s Alternate Universe

Last week in Denver when the National Western Stock Show was circling to a close, I exited Interstate-25 at Park Avenue and crossed the bridge over the South Platte River into an alternate universe. This morning in a family text thread — a virtually fantastic way to corral…

January 29, 2016
Every creature appreciates its nest. Meet Fido - The Nesting Varmint in My Chevy Truck
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Meet Fido – The Nesting Varmint in My Chevy Engine

If you buy a truck, it’s supposed to run, rain or shine. My Dad emailed the family the other day, sounding a bit miffed. His Chevy Avalanche was acting up — or to be specific — driving it was similar to being astride a bucking, snorting Bronco.…

November 21, 2014
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Once Upon a Lotto Ticket

Once or twice a year, when we’re heading up to Steamboat, Colorado for a ski trip, we stop at a grubby convenience store on Highway 127 South, at the southernmost edge of the hamlet of Walden. In winter, we leave after work, which makes…

May 31, 2013
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My Favorite B Movie. Mutant Ladybugs From Outer Space

I am hazy, befuddled and confused. This seems to happen every March. I find I’m overcome by lethargy, somnolence and an abundance of sloth. Bears, bats and butterflies may hibernate in winter, but the sleepy stage of my circannual rhythm generally falls around the…

March 15, 2012
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Wind Blown: A Eulogy for Hedwig

We lost a family friend last Saturday.  I suppose if it had to happen, the timing was appropriate, being New Year’s Eve, since we were planning on seeing the old year out, with Auld Lang Syne, and all that jazz. Our owl, a Great Horned species…

January 6, 2012
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What Color is Your Fairy?

Pretty much every morning these days the newspaper hits me squarely in the eyes, in black and white, with an up-to-the-minute assessment of the economic status of (pick one): (a) our town, and not in a Thornton Wilder reviewing life and visiting with the dead sort…

November 4, 2011