Hearth embers glow and flicker like neon lights in a liquor store window—warmth, slowly gaining the upper hand on cold radiating from too much Imax glass. Dawn breaks gray; a chalky gloom settles into La Crevice; flurries of snow tag along—so light they can't seem to land, flitting and swirling about like a swarm of angry albino bees. Muse-gusts pile into wind drifts across white cyber-paper. I tint the muse so as to make it stand out against the snow.
In The News:
A local ultra-marathoner, a guy who runs hundred-mile mountain races, has a massive heart attack while hiking in Arizona.
Seven backcountry adventurists die in Colorado avalanches this winter. Among the dead, experts who teach courses in snow safety.
America lectures Russia on proper ethics, the etiquette of exercising restraint when it comes to invasion of another country. Obama threatens Putin with "consequences."
A passenger plane vanishes into thin air; the field of search now reduced to 27 million square miles.
My health insurance premium skyrockets to one thousand dollars a month under "The Affordable Healthcare Act."
Inflation is 1.58% for January of this year. For all of 2013, only 1.47%. Trying hard to "feel" it, with little success.
Projection: Based on immigration, sociological trending, demographics, etc., we will essentially de-evolve to a one party system, at least on a National scale. Republican Presidents soon to be added to the "Endangered Species List."