Happy Birthday, December!

To Everyone Born in December May you always have a fire by which to sit and think. “I sit by the fire and think of all that I have seen, Of meadow-flower and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that were there, With morning mist and silver sunContinue reading “Happy Birthday, December!”

The Wrath of Grapes

Clouds Over the Vineyard The sticker in the window stated “My Governor is an Idiot.” Sheesh! What kind of person puts that on display? What thoughts and feelings prompted someone to make that sticker, another person to sell it, and another person to buy it? I mean, what the hey? I guess there is nothingContinue reading “The Wrath of Grapes”

Windom Peak

July 2022 Windom Peak is the highest summit of the Needle Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains, located approximately 28 miles north of Durango, Colorado. I did not know the name of Windom Peak growing up in Durango; I saw it whenever we drove to Grand Junction, and that was enough for me. I neverContinue reading “Windom Peak”

The Air of the Fowls

Kings River at Cricket Hollow Park Although you may not see them, about a million birds hang out in the trees along Kings River. Occasionally a little fellow will flutter to the ground to check things out, but then he will head back to one of the branches. The grass is cool, the soil hasContinue reading “The Air of the Fowls”

San Juan National Forest

October 2022 On Highway 160 between Cortez and Durango, the desert scrub gradually gives way to mountain greenery. The speed limit is 70 miles per hour, but when I was child, it seemed like it took forever. When I was sixteen and newly licensed, my dad and I made that drive with me at theContinue reading “San Juan National Forest”

Senior Economics

A Story for my Husband Date: 2020 Source: The Economic Intelligence Unit of the Bureau of Economic Analysis: People 50 years old and above contribute $8.3 trillion to the U. S. economy and create an additional $745 billion is value through unpaid activities such as family care-giving and volunteering. Their economic impact is equivalent toContinue reading “Senior Economics”

Welcome Rain from Typhoon Merbok

A Story for my Husband Date: September 14, 2022 Place: The Pacific Ocean 2,000 miles east of Japan Typhoon Merbok is making it’s way toward Alaska, flanked by Typhoon Muifa and Tropical Storm Nanmadol, which are helping steer it to the north. It is set to slam into the jet stream and change the weatherContinue reading “Welcome Rain from Typhoon Merbok”