Tag Archives: Westcliffe Colorado

Enough Strident News!

I think I’m in love. And before you raise your eyebrows, imagining a juicy local scandal –perhaps I’m having a blistering hot affair with slim-hipped cowboy 20 years my junior or a retired CEO awash in money- let me hasten … Continue reading

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In Memory of those who gave their lives

Memorial Day honors those who gave their lives in service of their country. Personally, I’m not much of a flag flyer. Unlike some who fly the flag daily, I only fly the flag on Memorial Day and the Fourth of … Continue reading

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In Concert

Today, the very last day of April, the snow is melting and sloughing off the eaves. Beware! If an icicle does not fall and cleave your head in two, heavy, wet sloughing snow will thump you on the head and … Continue reading

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Stations of the Cross – San Luis, Colorado

You don’t have to be Roman Catholic to appreciate the Stations of the Cross in San Luis. If you are leaving from Westcliffe, the drive south on Hwy 69 is always Wolf Springs buffalo-good, and the Pass Creek cut-off at … Continue reading

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Snooze or Lose

I missed the Westcliffe Town Meeting at which Road and Bridge discussed improvements to Main and Rosita Streets. I wanted to attend, but apparently I lost my focus or my attention wandered. Perhaps I dozed off. What a sad state … Continue reading

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In Concert Caps a Great Day

It was another cold day in Westcliffe – so cold that feeding the birds at dawn, my bare face felt as though it were hot. But the day warmed up – fueled in part by the resounding success of the postcard … Continue reading

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Applying the Brakes

Or… Slowing Down With Orthodoxy Today I wrote two condolence notes – a wake-up call of sorts. My time is limited, and I am not making best use of my time. I need to strike a better balance as I … Continue reading

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Fighting the Dust Bowl Specter

Despite the recent snow, the valley floor hints at green and my heart leaps up.  Spring cannot come soon enough. This has been the longest winter ever, and my mind wanders. The road forks. I take a left turn and find myself in … Continue reading

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Welcome Home to Westcliffe

Returning to Colorado after a two-month absence, I felt apprehensive. People were going to ask awkward questions. They would take a hard look at me.  Had I lost weight? Was I looking haggard? Was I going to leave the secular life … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Labels

We are all damaged. Continue reading

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