Goats at the apartment alvin May 19, 2019 - 4:58pm

Back on May 19, 2013, we had a little problem with goats at the apartment complex I lived at in Broomfield, Colorado.

White Rocky Mountain top, May 18, 2019 alvin May 18, 2019 - 9:48am

Yesterday’s bad weather left a fresh coat of white on Mt. Whatsitsname.

In memory of Kendrick Castillo alvin May 8, 2019 - 11:27am

I post this image from this tweet in memory of Kendrick Castillo.

When will the violence against our school children stop?

The road from Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico alvin May 8, 2019 - 10:53am

Here’s part of the road (I-25) from Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Still plenty of snow up in the Rocky Mountains alvin May 3, 2019 - 7:09pm

I noticed on the drive to the hospital today that there’s still plenty of snow up in the Rocky Mountains.

A look at Drew Lock, Denver Broncos quarterback (Missouri video reviews) alvin April 27, 2019 - 1:42pm

I watched three of Drew Lock’s games on YouTube, not just the “highlights” but every pass-related snap he took in 2018 games against South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama.

What I thought was good:

Snow on the Rocky Mountains, southeast of Boulder alvin April 3, 2019 - 9:27am

I can’t remember the history of this image, but the metadata tells me that I created it on May 13, 2014. It looks like I might have applied some artistic effects to it using Gimp, but I think what I actually did was just take a slightly zoomed-in photo with an iPhone 5s, because that also appears in the metadata. Either way, it was the view I had from my previous residence on the west side of Broomfield, Colorado.

Shaman alvin March 25, 2019 - 8:37pm

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.

This is the story she told me.

Snow melts fast on the mountains in Colorado

March 24, 2013: After yesterday's snowstorm, about 5" locally, I woke up to completely white mountains. Twenty minutes later they looked like the top photo, and twenty minutes after that they looked like the bottom photo. Between the thin air (my apartment is at 5,800') and the sun, the snow disappears fast here, either by melting or ablation.