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The Uninvited Guest

I looked out the window one morning to see Longmont transformed. White covered the grass, the sidewalk, the driveway – enough to make a Hallmark card, not enough to make a blizzard. It was the sort of landscape that inspired … Continue reading

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Vote of Confidence

In Colorado, my sister would be a scofflaw. You’d never guess. I mean, she’s a respectable type, if you leave out the bit about being a Microsoft attorney. She’s got two great kids, she’s a community volunteer, she considers the … 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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Run of the Miller

Don’t look now, but the invasion is underway. Bang on a storm window, and half a dozen visitors may fall from the screen. Leave a door open just a little too long, and you’ll turn to find 20 of the … Continue reading

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A Mighty Wind

I admit it, I brag pretty shamelessly on Colorado. I’ll talk up the mountains, I’ll cheer on the Broncos, I’ll even fill in a newcomer on our weather’s four seasons – as in 6 a.m., noon, 6 p.m. and midnight. … Continue reading

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Fuel for the Fire

The battle lines have again been drawn in flame. We know the drill by now. High wind. High heat. Lots of vegetation, some of it beetle-killed. One spark and Colorado becomes a tinder box, with too many fires and not … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

Do you know the way in San Jose? You’d better. According to Reuters, the Puerto Rican city of 1.4 million is just now installing its first street signs. It’s a $1 million project meant to head off a recurring $720 … Continue reading

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Brought Fourth in Silence

I’ve never known a quieter Fourth. No shells bursting in the sky. No firecrackers raising the hackles of our dog. Just a night where the occasional rattle and bang and boom was occasional indeed, brief ripples in a sea of … Continue reading

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Burning Thoughts

At some point, you’d think there would be nothing left to burn. If only. Every week, every day, a new fire seems to start, an old one seems to grow stronger. Names that were places to visit are now battlegrounds. … Continue reading

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Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rush

This used to be where the panic would begin. “Scotty, do you know where the other suitcase is?” “Hang on, I’m still getting stuff out of the dryer. Did you get that refill called in?” “Oh, no!” Christmas chaos, Kansas … Continue reading

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