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The Right Place

Note: John MacKay, my good friend and fellow Nederland resident, provides this guest post for your reading pleasure. I spent my career in Tampa. The warm weather, the beaches nearby, no state income tax, wonderful Cuban and Italian people, cultures, and food, and a surprisingly low cost of living, brought…

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The New Normal

I haven’t left the house in five days. Well, that’s not exactly true, I have physically left the house. I take the dogs for their walk in the neighborhood almost every day. But my car hasn’t left the garage for five days. And I now work from home five days…

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The End of the Mining Era

“Is anyone still mining in this area?” the man asked. It was a question I got all the time during my stint as the coordinator at the Nederland Mining Museum.  Nederland, after all, was found on mining way back in the 1800s. At the time, the person that came to…

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Holiday Lights

Like many kids, I loved Christmas. But it wasn’t just about the presents under the tree.  I loved everything else — the gingerbread cookies, the wreaths on the door and yes, the holiday lights. My dad kind of took a unique approach the lights.  He bought these iridescent blue lights…

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