About This Weather: The Sequel

Neither Lynn nor I took into account the New Gunnison Winter. I know everyone mis-remembers the weather, but back in my youth it snowed, then got cold, and the snow stayed put. I also remember the snow coming up to my knees more often, but perhaps that’s because my knees used to be closer to […]

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About This Weather

This is how blogging works, or doesn’t, around here: currently I am lying on my bed, with Marrakesh under my left hand and Na Ki’o, who is absolutely formless, draped across my chest. So far, Ozzyx hasn’t shown up to “help,” but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. In about six minutes CBS […]

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Sunset in Bikini Bottom

Yesterday America lost one of its visionaries: Stephen Hillenburg, creator of SpongeBob, lost his struggle with ALS at age 57. I don’t actually know a whole lot about Mr. Hillenburg. I believe he trained as a marine biologist, and I think he has said he was seeking a way to make marine life more accessible […]

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We’ve Got Mail

Here is the first piece of mail received at our new address. It’s not the first piece to be addressed to us there: the county, which is an amorphous conglomeration of people and departments of somewhat underwhelming efficiency, sent two sewer bills to us at Riverwalk, but they don’t seem to have ever been delivered […]

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The Reluctant Traveler

Today, on what should be our National Day of Travel, I am going to reveal another of my closely-held, SpongeBob-type secrets: Secretly, I’m not much of a traveler. It’s true. This is one of several things, like cooking and cheese, that everyone is supposed to embrace, and I just don’t. I have done some traveling, […]

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Please Stand By

I have been a blogger now for 13 whole days, so I figured this would be a good time to provide an experiential update. Once upon a time I had a website. In fact, that’s how I met Lynn, and that can be a story for another day. But my friend and then co-worker Fred […]

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The Concrete Status of Cement

Look at what I found on the internet, compliments of the Concrete Contractors Association of Greater Chicago: “Although the terms cement and concrete often are used interchangeably, cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is […]

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Those Were the Days

I handed this picture to a college student last week. We were at an annual dinner hosted by Western State — sorry, Western Colorado University — to bring scholarship recipients and donors together. One of those scholarships is in my dad’s name, and it goes to a history major. So I gave a copy of […]

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Power to the People

If you had asked me even yesterday if I thought our house-building project was on track to get concrete today, I would have replied with an emphatic NO. And then last night this arrived in my inbox from our contractor Dusty: “Electric conduit is installed and inspected and back filled. Footers are done and inspected. […]

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