I used to start this blog off with a disclaimer, but dropped that practice several years ago. I think I’ll resurrect it today. There are all kinds of trash on the internet, and this blog is no exception. But before you go any further, be warned that this trash has a definite liberal bent. If you have found that you begin to froth at the mouth when you see someone wearing a face mask or behaving in a rational manner, reading this stuff might not be the best fit for you.

I may be that bad companion that your mother told you not to hang around with a few years back. What can I say? She could have been right. You will quickly find that I am friendlier towards the left side of the political spectrum, poets, cats of all sizes, rock and roll, and certain classes of lunatics.



Sad story taken from the past week’s news, about a 39 year-old woman who went walking with her dogs off Highway 550, which is the Million Dollar Frightway that connects Montrose with Durango. Later that day the dogs came home and she didn’t. A searcher found her body, which had apparently been mauled by a … Read more Life

Humming Inaudibly In The Rain

Yesterday was supposed to be a rainy one here in dry and dusty Paradise, but what materialized was little more than a spatter. I think that probably the loneliest job in this part of the world would be that of an umbrella salesperson. You would do a good business ten days out of the year … Read more Humming Inaudibly In The Rain

Size Matters

I am very much a fan of folly … human, that is. A really good piece of silliness can make my whole day. This morning I was picking out a couple of eggs to cook for breakfast from a carton labeled “Large Eggs.” I noticed that they were at least 1/3 smaller than those in … Read more Size Matters

Holy Fools In Short Supply

Once in a while I meet extraordinary people who might be classified as holy fools. They don’t come along every day, and definitely not often enough. Such a man was Herb (not his real name), who I met in AA meetings in Yankton SD. When it came time for him to share, even the littlest … Read more Holy Fools In Short Supply

Right In Front Of Me

It isn’t every day that I feel completely stupid. Oh, 45% stupid is pretty common, that would fit a whole lot of days, but 100%? And it all started a week ago, when I was trying to dig out the last bit of peanut butter from a jar that I had taken from the refrigerator. … Read more Right In Front Of Me

Justice Found

What we all saw happen yesterday in Minneapolis was an example of how our justice system is supposed to work. A man broke the law, was brought to trial, and was convicted of his crime. A verdict came down that we can all understand. When I heard the news I felt no elation, as some … Read more Justice Found

Indecent Exposure

As I gasp and wheeze around the trails in the mountains, I am often informed by three books written by these folks, Anne and Mike Poe. They are the best trail guides I’ve found so far, and together they cover the territory around Paradise very well. These books appeal to me because they contain tons … Read more Indecent Exposure

Mental Lint

Somehow I seem to have sprained my wrist. It occurred when we were shoving furniture around the other day, waiting for the flooring guy to come and do his flooring thing. This exemplifies one of the more annoying things about being this age and that is that one bruises quicker and heals slower. Being aware … Read more Mental Lint

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