Hitting a Wal

So far, my at-home time has not been productive. That was one of the points, to try to get my life sorted out and organized, a task that ought not to take any more than 20 years — 25, tops. But I did, late yesterday afternoon, open up the smallest box I could find, the […]

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This may surprise you, but I am having trouble with math. There I was, idly lying around, barely paying attention to the Denver news when I learned that Gunnison appears to be the epicenter of Colorado’s covid-19 outbreak. I found all the charts on the state’s virus page, which shows that yes indeed, if you […]

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Walking with Sadie

I like to think I can charm any dog out there, just as these dogs all charm me. This is an illusive, possibly delusional, thought, but it works out often enough with dogs’ winsome ways and my secret technique that I think it’s true even when it isn’t. So when Julia said  Sadie hadn’t really […]

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Adventures in Grocery Shopping

I am completely traumatized, recently returned from my first official foray into a grocery store since Lockdown began. I had been as far as the City Market pharmacy and one nearby aisle, but that’s it. I believe Lynn has gone shopping twice. We are trying to stay away, and the county has asked that the […]

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I Can’t Explain It

Warning: politics ahead, and they’re not polite. There are still one or two things I don’t understand in this world. I don’t, for instance, understand a single thing Marrakesh wants (although I don’t think he does either). Moving up the scale, I don’t understand the governor’s trifecta of alcohol, pot and guns as “essential” to […]

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The Face of Covid-19

Many years ago, a Crested Butte teenager was badly injured in a ski accident. From her daughter’s bedside at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, the girl’s mother wrote one of the most eloquent and beautiful letters to the Crested Butte newspaper that I have ever read. I can’t quote it from memory all these […]

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Reaching Out

It turns out, I live in a technological backwater. I knew I personally was not hip and with it, but it turns out I am not alone, as I discovered over and over yesterday. On Monday Pat’s held its first Skype meeting, with Fortino, James and I at the shop and Kara and Vann calling […]

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