Movin’ on Up

I know, I know: I’ve been slacking, badly. But my bike race has reached the Alps, which is the whole point of everything, and I just can’t focus in that many directions at once. Here is exciting news, I’m sure: Gunnison is one of five counties (out of 64) approved by the State of Colorado […]

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Vax Americana

Science and I have never been the best of friends. Not scientists: why, some of them are my friends. Going through school, however, one weakness showed itself over and over again. I feel like I mostly went through the motions in my science classes, and rarely did I understand our objective for classroom experiments. Science […]

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Bright, Sunshiney Day

This is the entirety of the blog post I started yesterday and never got back to: “Today is my birthday. I have now officially completed 58 trips around the sun (and we do, finally, have sun today).” Much of the reason this didn’t go any further was the way the day unfolded, much more socially […]

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Internetless in Gunnison

Well, it’s official: whether I want to be there or not, I am definitely a participant in the 21st century. Two days without internet — at home; there was internet at work — and I become barely able to function. What has happened to me? We here in Colorado, who like to assume we have […]

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The End is Nigh

It is the end of the world as we know it. I have been trying to post this all day, and may still not succeed. To be a successful blogger, it turns out, you need many things only the modern world can provide: internet. Cell service. Electricity. Without these, one cannot blog. Hell may have […]

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

In theory, the sun shone brightly yesterday. That’s what my weather site insisted anyway: 73 and sunny. The sun, itself, however, was noticeably absent, hidden behind a vast gray sky of what was probably solid smoke. If smoke can be solid. It’s going to be very difficult, then, to mark the turn of the weather […]

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The Cruelest Month

Snow is called for on Tuesday. There. I said it. A four-letter word, and I’ve put it in print for all to behold: snow. Tuesday. Early September, if you’re keeping track. My weather (Wunderground) really isn’t saying snow yet, but it does promise Tuesday afternoon wetness and a low of 22, which is well within […]

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Now We Are Six

WordPress changed everything around on me. Hopefully it looks the same at your end; I can’t find anything. My first day at Pat’s Screen Printing was as a volunteer. Pat was headed for Montrose to have her gall bladder removed, and her only employee needed to print a big job and was worried about having […]

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Cycling Through Books

Even though I am a fan, bicycle road racing is a weird sport. When I started watching, it seemed like it should be straightforward, like a footrace or a triathlon: everyone starts at the same time and goes as fast as they can to the finish line. But that turns out not to be the […]

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Dialing It In

The county’s “town hall” Zoom/Facebook/Wide World o’ Technology meeting on Monday lasted all of eight minutes. Sometimes, these days, there’s just not a whole lot to say about Corona. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. I always watch these meetings after the fact, a few hours after they’re recorded but before I leave work. […]

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