When A Tree Falls

In case you were concerned, don’t be: the five drops of rain we’ve received have long been whisked away by the blistering, unrelenting wind. Our drought status remains secure. When these wacky scientists tell me about climate change, they focus on how warm it is going to get. They neglect to mention the wind. The […]

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Still Here

I don’t know where to start. That’s a daily conundrum, you understand, one that I take more seriously some days than others. There just seems to be a general lack of wherewithal in my life these days. I keep peering around corners for any speck of good news, and most corners come up empty. Almost […]

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The High Cost of Ownership

As a party platform, “owning the libs” doesn’t seem to carry long-term sustainability, but it certainly costs a lot. Up until, say, about six years ago, I assumed that most Republicans, like most Democrats and the unaffiliated mass perhaps in between, were rational people. Ideologically we didn’t see eye to eye, and while I just […]

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Main Street Melancholy

Yesterday was a mournful day for me, and while I’m sure you are tired of hearing of my melancholia, this is what I have. In the absence of Oz and our walk before or to work I have been parking my car in front of my very indulgent friend Karen’s house in my old ‘hood […]

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How’s Your Aspen?

We are on Consecutive Gray Day #3 here in Gunnison, and the dreariest part of this report is that we once again have almost no moisture to show for it. I’m pretty sure it’s not just me, but I for one am heartily sick of Mother Nature promising so much and delivering so little this […]

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Just A Me Day

Ozzyx March 21, 2010-March 25, 2022 May you find an abundance of foxes to chase and never catch, a bounty of cat-food cans to clean, and frozen cream puffs for every dessert. Saturdays are an “Oz and me” day: Lynn goes to work and we don’t have to, so it’s just Oz and me, going […]

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Five Stages of Ozzyx

As you likely know, Oz has been bouncing back and forth, healthwise, for a few weeks now. Well, today he took a bad bounce, one there’s no real recovery from. It turns out, in addition to his digestive issues, his bladder stones and his arthritis, that he has had some 50-cent word or two that […]

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Seeking the Charm

The coffee shop down the street, in addition to its outdoor “patio” seating and bike rack (they also sell bicycles and effect repairs), further impedes the sidewalk with one of those A-frame signs that features little bits of humor that are frequently quite funny, although I of course can’t ever remember any of them. Since […]

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Western Sonata

First things first: Since my last post, Oz bounced back to a better place, then bounced un-back (I would use the opposite of “back,” but that’s “forward,” and that isn’t where he went at all), and is now seeming better once again. He’s still not eating much in the way of dry food, but he […]

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Walkin’ With Oz

When winter comes, even as meager as ours has been — that last day it called for three or so inches of snow? We got the same tiny skiff as the following day, when it wasn’t supposed to snow at all, but at least Crested Butte got about 14 — we run into a rather […]

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