Life is Good
A billion is a bunch
Recently, I heard a wise man say that the average human being simply cannot get his brain around the concept of how many is a billion.
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Houses of contemplation and thundermugs
While the focus of the “Giants” series has and will be to honor those great men and women who stood tall in San Juan’s history, it is also a goal to highlight true stories, events and influences wh...
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Oil and the “Good Life”
This morning, (May 21, 2008) when I left the house, oil on the world market was $127 a barrel. When I returned seven hours later, it was $134 a barrel.
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The end of civilization (Part II)
Terri Winder’s column last week (May 7 SJR) made my blood pressure spike! I was not upset with Terri, but with the subject she broached. I agree with her. Just thinking about it makes me crazy. If ...
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Memories of a San Juan icon
I think about the pioneers who settled San Juan County more as I get older. I am humbled by the enormous contributions they made refining this harsh land we call home.
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From a stick horse to an XBOX
My earliest childhood memories (age 5-9) center around my Grandpa A. B. Barton’s orchard, barn, pigpens, chicken coops, and haystacks. I loved to ride to his farm one mile east of town on the old t...
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A memorable shrine in the heartland
I wept at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. on my first visit many years ago. My finite brain had simply been unable to get itself around the number 55,000 until I visited that wall of marble...
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Cats vs. Dogs – Part III
Faithful readers are aware that I live in a home with a wife and the three cats she brought to our marriage. Said felines have been an integral part of our domestic tranquility since I said, “for b...
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Ruminations on Buckaroos, Mustangs and Broncos
In the spring of 2006, I hauled two truckloads of teaching paraphernalia back to Monticello. I had completed nine years at the ARL Middle School in Blanding, and 19 years in the profession, and I w...
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Lesson learned from a lost wallet
On Saturday, November 10, Marcia and I returned from a week out of town. The last time I remembered using my wallet was at Walker’s in Wellington. I am NOT one who loses things. I always put my wal...
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