Whistling Away

Up until yesterday the notion of going back to school was an abstract concept to me. I know people all around the issue, but it wasn’t a decision I particularly need to make. I thought. As I’m reviewing my friends, I think the last of them have retired from the faculty at Western Not State. […]

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A Hash of It All

The Washington Post has a columnist this morning touting the great job Republican governors are doing handling their outbreaks of covid, and as proof he offers the death rates from “blue states” in April versus the current death rates from “red states” now. This is called cherry-picking information, and while all of us do this […]

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What It Is

Sometimes this swamp filling is so blatant that it gets overlooked as we discover, all over once again like this is something new, that the “president” is completely incapable of acting presidential. As CBS noted this morning, Democrats and Republicans are “2 trillion dollars away” from agreement on an aid package. Not some overseas aid; […]

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Turn up the Radio

As part of my never-ending process of unpacking, I opened a box over the weekend with the oddest assortment of random items. Since it probably got packed — thrown together appears to be a more apt description — 13 months ago or more, I imagine there are those who would argue I don’t need a […]

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Lightning, Bottled

How many times, do you suppose, have I re-set clocks in this new house? It feels like more times than all my old-house existence combined, although that perhaps might possibly could be an exaggeration. But I am starting to think that battery back-up exists for a reason. Yes, the power went out. Again. This wasn’t […]

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Picking and Choosing

Yesterday a police car parked in front of Pat’s Screen Printing for probably half an hour. Normally this is nothing I worry about; sometimes the police are even customers (the chief himself came in to purchase masks for his staff early in the pandemic) and sometimes officers park near crosswalks to make sure cars are […]

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A Business Concern

Update: Without leaving their homes far away from me, friends saved the day yesterday. Dan fixed my phone, which used 10 percent of its battery in the last 24 hours rather than 90 percent. Matt (whose birthday is today) not only improved the sound on my computer, but it quit running non-stop. Best of all, […]

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For the Birds

I am almost out of blogging time and I haven’t even started. For a long while, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to begin at all, because it took two restarts of the computer to even locate the cursor. Maybe other people can function strictly on keys without a mouse or touchpad, […]

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Any Bodies

Blood donation was a rather surreal experience yesterday. On its surface, it was like most of my donations, but everything seemed different. It started with the e-mail reminder of the donation appointment, which I didn’t bother to read but Lynn did. The advice has changed: now you should eat a salty meal the day before […]

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Not a Passing Grade

Yesterday Fortino stopped by work for the first time since he left us for the world of concrete. He would have been by sooner, he said — except his father died. On Fortino’s birthday. Of covid-19. He also lost his grandfather recently to the same cause. Neither of Fortino’s relatives was living in Gunnison, but […]

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