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First Encounters

There are two sides to every coin. While crossing the plains of eastern Colorado, I considered this cliche as I listened to Public Radio. “We’re interviewing people about the famous Plymouth Rock.  What did you think of it?” “It’s part of history and it was really cool to see it…

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John Denver

Here’s a trivia question for you.  Who is Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.?  Not exactly the kind of name you can picture featured on a marquee.  Which is in large part why Henry changed his name upon embarking on a musical career to the more memorable John Denver, naming it after…

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Flash Flood!

The lightning flashed in the dark night sky — bursts of light illuminating the Flatiron mountains. We couldn’t tell exactly where the series of thunderstorms were but figured we would encounter them somewhere along Boulder Canyon on our drive home to Nederland.  We didn’t have to wait long. Immediately upon entering…

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