Spending a couple of hours counting pedestrians and bicyclists who pass a certain point – say, for example, 1st and Gunnison in Grand Junction, Colorado – gives a guy a chance to reflect as long as he keeps an eye out for pedestrians and bicyclists. The cars, SUVs and big-ass pickup trucks that go by … Continue reading Keep your eyes on the road
Lowdown: We were surrounded
On a hot, sunny evening in the valley we sat on smelly folding lawn chairs we should have replaced years ago but I didn't know until just then that they were smelly, as if they'd been stored in a dark, dank basement for years. Now I know. To the east loomed a flat-top mountain, reaching … Continue reading Lowdown: We were surrounded
A look inside
A streaky windshield refuses to be clean. Windows in the condo fog the view on sunny mornings, in sunsets hot or cold. Dusty desert air makes windows in a new house look old, always dirty, dreary. Generic lens wipes and sprays and cloths leave smears and smudges and gloom. Something is to blame. Pixabay image … Continue reading A look inside
Red Dog asks: What’s a horse?
Red Dog Smith lives with Mrs. Smith and me near a state park in Colorado, a short walk from the Colorado River and a recreational trail that runs alongside it. Curious as a young child, he asks a lot of questions, at least when just the two of us are out for a walk. He … Continue reading Red Dog asks: What’s a horse?