I got back home at about midnight last night, after a relatively smooth flight.
Last night was Borat night. I haven’t laughed that hard in a while.
I’m in Colorado with my family. My dad (a.k.a. Colorado Red) has been spending a lot of time at the horse ranch. He’s even getting into “horse trading” so to speak. We went riding Thursday and today. This time I rode a new, more mellow horse named Belle. I did pretty well for a greenhorn. My […]
The U.S. Mint is unveiling a new set of dollar coins with the presidents on them. They are hoping that the presidents will make the dollar coin more popular than Susan B. Anthony or Sacagawea made them. Just what we need, more celebration of dead white men. This means that there will be a William […]
I have the old Casino Royale here at home, starring Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and David Niven.
“Over the Hedge” was pretty good; “The DaVinci Code” was disappointing.
I think I’ve finally found a good way to display and post photo galleries, so I’ve added a new photo galleries category. As you may have noticed I’ve been busy reposting recent galleries. Let me know how it works.
For my grand finale I spent two nights at the legendary Zion National Park.
I spent three days and three nights at Bryce Canyon. It rained each day, starting from when I had my tent only half-assembled. From there it got better.
After leaving Great Basin National Park, I spent a night in Cedar City, Utah, then made a quick pass through Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah on my way to Bryce Canyon.
I spent three nights at Great Basin National Park, including one in the backcountry, at elevations between 8,500 and 10,000 feet.
The arch is more interesting up close than from a distance.
I have to round up about two dozen volunteers to help with parking for an event we have next month. So far no luck, but last week I talked a guy who helped out with events in the past, and who belongs organization he thought he could get to help. His name was on the […]
I joined Susan and her daughters on an afternoon excursion to nearby Kalona, a town in an area known for its Amish population.
Pipe Spring National Monument is out of the way, but that’s what makes it interesting.
Well, I’ll be honest. I’m thrilled to death with the election results. I really wanted to stick it to the Republicans, but I thought it would be a very long time before they lost control of Congress. Though George Allen intends to wrap Virginia up in recounts and court battles for the next two months. […]
I just got back from voting. This county uses paper ballots and scanner machines. I’ll come out and say it: I voted for every Democrat on the ballot. I had a couple of dilemmas, though: first, I’m not impressed with the Democratic candidate for governor; second, the Republican congressman is very moderate. But I stuck […]
I had a pleasant weekend for a change.
My doctor told me the results of my blood test. Everything was great–blood sugar, thyroid, etc.–except my cholesterol level. It is very high: 223. I don’t know anything about cholesterol but I know that is very high. My LDL cholesterol level is 173. He’s talking about putting me on medication if I can’t bring it […]
Lest anyone is snobbish enough to declare British sitcoms superior than American ones, they ought to watch the crap that PBS has been airing at night this summer. There’s something on now called “Red Dwarf” about people on a spaceship or something. I can’t believe this is on at 10:30 and Charlie Rose is on […]