Merry Christmas

"We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." C. Bukowski

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

One Final Deep-Snow Hike With Caleb and Kelli Before Heading South...


Couldn't have asked for a better day to squeeze in one last romp in waist-deep snow. Well, waist deep for Kelli, that is.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Thriving In Your "Third Act:" Balancing Body, Mind and Soul...




Instead of reaching for my phone, I decided to kill time by thumbing through a back-issue of PleinAir Magazine while waiting to be called for my annual "wellness" interview. Thus, I stumbled upon an article headline that caught my interest:  "The act of making art-making has a profound impact on one's brain, state of mind, attitude, will to live and stress levels.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Still Going Uphill On The downside of Septuagenaria


"What do you want to do for your birthday,"  I ask.
"I want to go sledding," she replies. "And I want bacon, biscuits and honey for breakfast."

Sunday, January 5, 2020

oak creek trail


I wavered as to whether to wear long johns under my shorts. But, fearing the snow might be over my gator-tops, I gave in to common sense. Good thing I did.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A Matter of Degrees


Hardly a soul on the "Million Dollar Highway" to Silverton. Could of been because it was New Years Eve, but more likely it was below-zero temps. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Snow Chores


Red Mountain was recently closed due to heavy snow and avalanche runs. CDOT crews rotated through the night...carving passages, plowing snow and risking life and limb to the fickle whims of Mother Nature. They also fire off rounds of mortar shells in attempts to trigger potentially deadly buildups of snow that plague Highway 550 South all winter long.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Eve Hike


Christmas is a good time to take a break from our usual geocentric lives and—with appropriate humility—fathom that neither the world nor the Universe revolves around us.