Monthly Archives: January 2013

Intimations of Mortality

If the title of this blog seems familiar, you are partially correct. You are thinking of William Wordsworth‘s Intimations of Immortality from “Recollections of Early Childhood.” His poem begins: There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, / The … Continue reading

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Second Coming

Watching the Second Coming Sun rise over  the Wet Mountains this morning, I thought of all the cultures that pray and/or orient the portals of their homes to the east. This universal, cross-cultural orientation eludes science and leads only to wonder and (teasing the agnostic) hints at the divine. Time travelling back some … Continue reading

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Local Teacher Refuses to Pack a Gun

Holstering my gun and putting extra ammo in my backpack, I grabbed my students’ homework, a couple of textbooks, and my computer. I was off for another day at school. Really! Do we really want to see our teachers packing guns? I … Continue reading

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Congress Needs to Bite the Bullet

Close on the heels of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in which one shooter killed 20 children and six adults, we have the anniversary of the Tucson shooting. You may not remember the details. A shooting here… a shooting … Continue reading

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Taking the Blue Out of Mid-winter

Westcliffe is bone cold. – -15 degrees farenheit this morning – a morning like weeks of others. It is the kind of cold that makes you wish that your fingers were fatter. Gloves don’t quite cut it. My hands are bloodless. I look at … Continue reading

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