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Taking Your Dog to Work

As I typed on my laptop, I felt something touch my leg.  Glancing down from my desk at work, two soft warm brown eyes met my gaze.  His speckled snout lay on my foot, and then – whomp, whomp, whomp — went the tail. Before last summer, I’d never had…

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Power Outage

Sitting on the couch watching television, it felt like a normal Sunday night.  Suddenly, the strumming of my cell phone broke through my tranquility.  Glancing down, I saw the number of my friend who lived in town. Knowing we get spotty cell service at best, I picked up our landline…

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Breaking the Isolation

The photos showed clear blue skies, sparkling lakes, snow-capped peaks and — people in khaki uniformed shirts smiling.  Memories of days on the trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness overwhelmed me. All of this came up because as April has rolled around, I find myself interviewing prospective volunteers for this…

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The Quest for Gas

As we wound around the curve in the dark and fog, a bright orange light came on. Uh oh. The symbol of the gas tank gave me pangs of anxiety.  We’d come about a third of the way up the canyon.  Should we push on hoping we had enough to…

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