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Giving thanks

Row upon row of faces — old, young, girls, boys — gathered to share the feast in front of them.  Despite the stress of the holiday season being upon us in the next two weeks, everyone appeared relaxed and content.  Sharing turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie and spirited conversation with friends…

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Here we go again…

As Bryon drove down to Boulder on Sunday morning, police vehicles blocked the westbound lanes as smoke arose from the hills on the northwest side of Boulder.  I had heard sirens as well, and did a quick internet check of Boulder’s daily newspaper, The Daily Camera.  There it was —…

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Regrowth

The flash of green caught my eye.  Splotches of green among the black and the brown. Looking to both sides of the road, green dotted the ground hither and yon. Many of them growing right out of the base of the trees that had been burnt.  It reminded me of…

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Fifty-eight degrees

Driving up from Boulder, I opened the car window and shut the air conditioner off for a change.  It actually felt… comfortable, instead of the typical 90+ degree oppressive.  I watched the exterior temperature gauge inside my car steadily drop as I made my 15-mile drive back to our home in Nederland….

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