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Gravitational waves alvin June 8, 2017 - 3:19pm

In my younger days this wasn't much of a problem. Unfortunately gravity seems to have increased significantly since the 1980s.

Driving from Boulder, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico alvin June 1, 2017 - 10:32am

If you ever need to drive from the Boulder/Denver, Colorado area to (or from) Santa Fe, New Mexico, the gray route on the left in this image is the most scenic, the one to take if you only get one shot at it. Lots of mountain views and ranches, and many small towns.

Once you get off of I-25, the blue road that goes through Taos is also very scenic, and is particularly pretty in the winter. I usually take the gray road back to Colorado, and the Taos road down to Santa Fe.

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A wee bit of cause and effect

A wee bit of cause and effect:

I may never have lived in Alaska
if I didn't first go there on vacation.

I may have never gone to Alaska on vacation
if Colorado wasn't on fire in 2002.

I may not have thought to go to Alaska in 2002
if I hadn't discovered Northern Exposure ~1996.

I may never have discovered Northern Exposure
if I didn't quit a job I didn't like in 1995.

I may never have discovered Northern Exposure if a tv channel
that doesn't exist today hadn't aired it back then.

This keeps going back in time until I was born (or before then),
but that's the basic idea.

Snow alvin May 17, 2017 - 1:05pm

wunderground.com says we might have 1-3” of snow on Friday. I think that would be the latest snowfall we’ve had at ground level (not in the mountains) since I moved to Colorado.

Rocky Mountains (front range), May 1, 2017 alvin May 1, 2017 - 1:44pm

I went for a walk this morning to clear my mind. There’s still some snow here.

Warning, coyote activity alvin April 30, 2017 - 10:50am

I found this, “Warning, coyote activity,” sign on Twitter this morning. We have a lot of coyotes in Colorado as well, so I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for dangerous coyote activity. ;)

A lot of people smoke in Virginia

I have no statistical proof of it, but my eyes (and sinuses) tell me that a lot of people smoke in Virginia, many more than where I live in Colorado. I had forgotten how much I dislike the smell of cigarette smoke.

D-Mac on 104.3 The Fan: “To be honest with you ...”

There’s a guy on a local radio station (104.3 The Fan) named Darren McKee (who guys by the name “D-Mac”), and he constantly uses a phrase that drives me crazy:

“To be honest with you ...”

As I wrote in my book, A Survival Guide for New Consultants, you should never use that phrase.

Why? Because using it for some sentences implies that you aren’t being honest with every other sentence that comes out of your mouth.

Shaman alvin March 25, 2017 - 9:22am

The Native American woman I met last week had an aneurysm and brain surgery last year. (She showed me the scar, and she’s fine now.) Before the aneurysm was discovered, she went to a shaman who’s well-known among Natives here. He lit something, made some smoke, did whatever else he does, then looked at her, put his finger on her forehead and said, “You are blocked here.”

Unfortunately she assumed he was referring to a mental blockage, and thought, “No, I’m an open person, he’s wrong.” Shortly after this, doctors discovered the aneurysm right where he pointed.