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    Seeking Higher Ground: Coping with an overheated climate of anxiety

    “Is this the house you’re giving to the church?” my friend asked. After I nodded, he commented, “That’s a very generous gift.”

    Generous – or worthless? 

    As I told Larry, everything in this valley depends on snow in its various forms. It’s not justread more →

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    Ps&Qs: You can afford to share the pie

    These days people say to me, “It’s too bad you can’t write about the president anymore, what with the political climate being so volatile.”

    While it is my dream to be the Ann Coulter of the Left, the truth is, it isn’t the volatile political climate that keeps… read more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: Things that are hidden

    When the curtain rises, all is hushed. The conductor lifts his arms, signals to the orchestra, and the symphony begins.

    He is in control of the ebb and flow of tempo, of heightened tensions and frenzied crescendos, until audience and orchestra arrive safely at theread more →

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    Seeking Higher Ground: Walk at your own peril

    Sound and fury at a Carbondale Bike, Pedestrian and Trails Commission meeting?

    Who’da thunk it?

    The topic was 8th Street.

    The fury came from John Hoffmann, former Carbondale trustee and current Senior Matters board member. “For heaven’s sake,” he fumed, “Thisread more →

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    Bits & Pieces: Becoming a fermentista

    This new book I have assures me that, “fermenting vegetables is a simple, inexpensive process that was used reliably for a few thousand years.” 

    Okay, so if it’s so simple why am I so scared to venture into the world of lacto-fermentation? I assure you I know my… read more →

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    COGCC wants Garco to be a partner

    Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Jeff Robbins came to the Aug. 21 COGCC meeting in Glenwood Springs looking for a partnership with the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners on the enforcement of the health and safety provisions of Senate Bill 181. All I can sayread more →

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    Ps&QS: Middle-aged rash guard

    I had a rash on my arms and legs that lasted for months.

    At first, I thought it was a reaction to the president; my body physically rejecting the idiocracy. But I started to notice a correlation to food. Just the base of the foodread more →

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    Mutt & Jeff: ‘Oh, sure — that’s your opinion’

    It registered with me recently that this section of The Sopris Sun is reserved for “opinion”, and I realized that this is a pretty weak word.  What follows is an attempt to improve on that weakness. 

    Opinion: 1. “Firm belief as distinguished from absolute knowledge.”read more →

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    Antibiotics can cure the plague, but not stupidity

    In early August, my friend Ylice Golden posted that she was “kind of freaked out that Colorado prairie dogs have the plague.”

    Those infected prairie dogs probably wouldn’t have made the news at all had it not been for the fireworks show that usually happensread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Close to the bone

    I like to live close to the bone— or as my cousin says, “suck the marrow outta that shit!”

    I have a very real aversion to becoming plastic; both in the figurative sense of being disingenuous, and in the literal sense of ingesting plastic particles.read more →