Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bottom of the Order

It’s almost time for the Colorado Rockies to break our hearts again. We all know what I’m talking about. This is the team that routinely leads the league in home runs, batting average, and shattered expectations from about mid-April onward. … Continue reading

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Riding Out the Storm

The Snowpocalypse returned to Longmont on Wednesday. If you read social media at all, I’m sure you saw the shock and horror. “A blizzard in March? Really?” “Go home, Mother Nature, you’re drunk.” “Happy spring, everybody!” The thing is, if … Continue reading

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Up And At ‘Em

For Missy, all the world’s a trampoline. It starts with a smile, a sudden drop, and a shout to the skies. With no effort, Missy’s thin, tiny body falls backward onto an armchair, onto a sofa, onto the bed. BOOMF! … Continue reading

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Do I Feel A Draft?

As a species, we humans are really good at hanging onto silly traditions. For example, there’s the bizarre idea that groundhogs are expert meteorologists. Or the concept that our lives are immeasurably improved by adding or subtracting an hour of … Continue reading

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Primary Importance

Not long ago, an offbeat-science webcomic called “What If?” dealt with the question “What would happen if one tried to funnel Niagara Falls through a straw?” The answer, naturally, was nothing good. Even if such were physically possible, the author … Continue reading

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