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Fall Color Update

September is one of my favorite months of the year. What’s not to like? Crisp cool nights, comfortable days perfect for outdoor recreation, without turning into a sweaty mess. It actually makes me want to break out into a run again. And the colors, oh the colors of changing leaves….

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Work From Home

Could work from home be the salvation for rural mountain communities? When we first moved from Maryland to Colorado, we lived in Palisade, Colorado on the western slope. During our time there, we discovered the beauty of the San Juan Mountains. A mere one and half hours south, I was…

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A Mountain Resident’s Faustian Bargain

Last year I didn’t feel nervous. I hiked, went on vacation, sat on my deck, and enjoyed myself. It felt like a carefree, Rocky mountain kind of summer. This year it’s anything but. And it’s not just the pandemic. It’s one of those summers because of the fire danger. It’s…

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Smoke in my Eyes

Smoke in my eyes. And my nose, and on my clothes, and in my lungs. It started Sunday night. Living in mountain country, I always open all the windows up in the evening, and put the fan in the window. By the time I go to bed, it cools off…

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