Capitol Reef National Park


A Very Special Birthday

“What do you want for your birthday?” Each one of us gets this question from our spouse, our mother, our friend each year. Sure, you could ask for something like jewelry, a new dress, or even some techy gadget. But when I reflect back on all my birthdays, one stands…

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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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