Monthly Archives: July 2011

Over the River with Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Writers’ Trigger: Stanley Kunitz is one of my favorite poets who, at 95 years of age, was named U.S. poet laureate in 2000. (For those of you who are feeling that fame has passed you by, take heart: you have years and … Continue reading

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How Dry I Am

It is easy to think that we are going to dry up and blow away. I try to bite my tongue. I complain too much. And what do I have to complain about? What’s a little hot weather when I … Continue reading

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The Courage Classic

The Courage Classic bike ride raises money for Children’s Hospital in  Denver. Spannng three consecutive days, riders cycle a minimum of 157 miles total and climb no less than 3,000 feet every day. The terrain is drop-dead gorgeous but grueling. Children’s … Continue reading

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Through a Wide Lens

This morning I find myself reflecting more on myself than the world outside. All this thinking (or more accurately mulling) comes from a Saturday evening dinner peopled by Sustainable Way/permaculture folks. They are a focused passionate people. And I… other … Continue reading

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High Mountain Hay Fever

For my London friends who think that I step into the wilderness when I leave England for the States, let this photo speak for itself. True, I have access to fewer cultural offerings, but that is not to say that … Continue reading

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Independence Day

July 4th in a small American town is a day for serious flag waving. And hot dogs and parades and beer and political speeches from pretenders to the throne – who kiss babies and make nice… who say everything and … Continue reading

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