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“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”― Pablo PicassoYears ago, you couldn't talk to Merton Taylor on Monday afternoons.He would hole himself up, back at the check-in … more
I have done many stupid things in my life — I might have mentioned that before. Most of these stupid things, thank God, have not led to terrible consequences. Nonetheless, in retrospect, there are many things I would do differently, if I … more
It is often true that you don’t miss something until it is gone. Sometimes you don’t even miss it then. That may be the case with the beacon light, of Beacon Lite Road fame, here in … more
Let me give you a little glimpse inside my week before school. I teach at nine schools, so, the bulk of my time at start-up is devoted to trying to figure out when I am going to spend time at each school during the week. This is an interesting … more
My dad, a life-long resident of the state until his death last year, insisted that there are wolverines in Colorado. Not only that, but he claimed he had spotted the beast twice in the last few … more
Every storyteller knows about the rule of three. Beginning, middle, and end. Tension, build up, and release. Omne trium perfectum (Latin for ‘every set of three is complete’). I have early … more
Ah, technology. The wonders that we can do with these marvelous little devices we all haul around in our pockets. Of course, if you’re a teenage girl, they’re not really in your pocket, are they? They’re more like protruding out your back … more
As it turns out, there are about 15 different streams in Alaska that are called ‘Cripple Creek,’ but as usual, the one most remembered — is the one where the gold was. That one, first … more
Don’t come up three words shy in family life is good tip to live by. In the civic arena of the early election season, we say don’t be four words short. Be able to stand up and say, “I registered to vote.” Even though matters of … more
I attended my 40-year-high school class reunion last month in Monte Vista, my hometown in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. I had been anticipating this event for months, even more than for our 10-, 20-, or 30-year reunions, although each of … more
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