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The comfort of critters

It’s hard getting old.  It’s even harder watching a beloved friend and companion get old.  To watch as he struggles just to stand up after lying on the floor.  To have to buy a dog ramp to help him get into the car.  To watch him get tired after a…

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The land of no cell service

Pulling into the post office parking lot in Nederland, I glanced at my cell phone.  As I touched the Message icon, I was surprised to see three new text messages, including one from my friend Carrie. “I’m in Nederland today, want to grab a cup of coffee?” I hadn’t seen…

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Weather/Climate

I hate La Nina

Last Sunday, I got really excited.  Really excited.  After waiting all winter for a decent snow storm, it seemed we would finally get our spring upslope snowstorm.  Joel Gratz of OpenSnow, wrote of the models that forecast storms, predicting 1-2 feet of new snow, favoring the east side of the…

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High altitude advantage?

As I watched the Colorado Avalanche players whiz around the ice during they playoff game, I couldn’t help but wonder if they didn’t have a distinct advantage.  Not an advantage of coaching or superstar players.  No, that advantage definitely belonged to the Nashville Predators, conference winners. No, the advantage I…

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