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January 30, 2020

Yesterday evening I was picking my way across my cement patio in the deep dusk. It’s a short trip from the garbage can to my back door (small patio, more of a topless carport than anything else), but tonight it held a surprise. A flash—or more accurately a blob—of some...

January 30, 2020

We're all magicians, you know. We may get frustrated and discouraged by our apparent lack of influence in the world. We may complain that our life looks like a patchwork of decisions and actions thrown out at random into a random universe. That what we say and do just...

December 1, 2019

Not too long ago, on my pre-dawn way to the gym I saw a solitary college student headed purposefully toward campus across the slick, snowy street. A few hundred feet later I saw another. Then another. Then my car passed the Colorado State University boundaries and they...

March 13, 2019

In early summer 1970, I landed in the small town of Mansfield, Louisiana, with no job, no housing, a toddler, a baby and a sick, unemployable husband.  George’s non-stop coughing had driven us east from smog-ridden California to find a place, any place at all, where th...

March 19, 2018

Last week my dear 2009 Subaru “Maggie” underwent major surgery, conducted by our local dealership.   Beth and I have found these folks to be honest, courteous and very interested in saving us money, so when Josh the service advisor announced that Maggie’s hospital stay...

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