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It became clear to me. Simplified. Like the Navajo woman staring out to the west in a R.C. Gorman painting. It is not what you say that is important. How do you say it? The woman, of course, … more
Nearly every weekend of my childhood in grade-school days found my sister and me (and sometimes a passel of playmates) bouncing around in the back of our family’s rusting white Jeep Cherokee, choking through the midsummer dust from the … more
Over the past two weeks, I’ve started to make the case that, for all the seriousness and drama with which our community seems to be tackling the issue of education reform, we’re really not talking about serious, important reforms. Instead of … more
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One of the enduring facts of being an outlaw is that you sometimes are blamed for things you had nothing to do with, and perhaps no knowledge of. From the folklore, rumors and fairy tales of … more
Learn this lesson now, so you won’t ever make this mistake again — a phone/text correspondence is not a real relationship. It can feel like a close connection, but it is not an intimate relationship.  The man you describe doesn’t love … more
Now that I am officially starting my 19th year in Colorado, I think I am finally appreciating the finicky and unpredictable weather that blesses us every season of every year. Maybe it’s my short or foggy memory, but I cannot seem to remember a … more
May 31: The attractive Hungarian guide named Kristina meets my cousin, Janet, and I at the International Airport in Munich, Germany to begin our tour of Eastern Europe. At a Munich hotel, we meet 34 fellow travelers from Australia, England, Canada … more
I am embarrassed by my elation. I am elated – over the top overjoyed – because I have just acquired a new vehicle, a small 4-year old low-mileage SUV. When I found out that my even smaller and much-higher-mileage all-wheel-drive hatchback … more
“When you want to do something new, you have to apply the physics approach. Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics.” Have you ever heard the name Elon Musk? He is described … more
If you pulled the down side of the one-and-half-inch sisal rope on the pulley-driven mechanism, the entire floor, in about a 10 foot by 12-foot section, would gradually start to drop. Keep the … more
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