September 28 , 2020 /

HELP MAKE THE CHANGE

UNCERTAINTY At the beginning of this week, I was struck by the relevance of this question: “How do you adjust to an ever-changing situation where the ‘new normal’ is indefinite uncertainty?” From my perspective, there is nothing unusual with an “ever-changing situation” nor with “indefinite uncertainty.”  They are both part of the what we face

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August 8 , 2020 /

LOVE IS

Those of us limited to the English language have this word, love, which gets used for loving everything from ourselves to another person, to our families, to our dogs and cats and horses, to our cars and other material things, to the essence of nature itself.  And then there’s the religious dimension expressed in various

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July 30 , 2020 /

A PERSONAL NOTE

She walks through the room where I am working and says, “I just wrote a piece about you.”  I got sidetracked and told her a story about hearing the pseudonyms of David Dennison and Peggy Peterson for Donald Trump and an alleged paternity case.  As a young kid my parents shared cartoon characters named Denny

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July 17 , 2020 /

ROAD TRIP – SUMMARY

Summarizing 5 weeks and 4,200 miles without too many details and yet enough to perhaps be interesting or tempting to other campers, travelers, and road trippers is a challenging self-assignment. A log of departures, destinations, and mileage appears at the bottom of this piece.  The original trip was intended to be 6 weeks and include

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July 10 , 2020 /

ON THE ROAD – SANTA FE

Santa Fe and Abiquiu was home for us from 1996-2018 and then we returned for another year after a 2 year sojourn in northern California.  On this 6 week, 5,000+ mile road trip we were back in CA and now we have been in NM for the past 6 days.  Record heat is pushing us

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July 4 , 2020 /

ON THE ROAD – JULY 4

We are actually off the road this July 4, taking a day of R&R at the foot of Ute Mountain near Towaoc, Colorado, about 10 miles south of Cortez, along Route 160.  The history of the Ute Indians is an interesting one along with the histories of other Native American tribes and pueblos and the

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