Happy Easter From Mine Country

Happy Easter 2022... I probably should have gone to Easter service at church, but somehow a gathering of people don't seem to bring me closer to God. I knew my trail would be peaceful today so that is where I went to celebrate my Easter holiday. I was greeted by this little band of doe … Continue reading Happy Easter From Mine Country

Happy Winter Solstice

Alone in the woods in the coldness and darkness of the Rocky Mountain winter Christmas and the New Year holidays become meaningless dates on an arbitrary calendar, nights to be endured not celebrated... The birth of Christ, celebrated all over the world by families almost certainly did not occur exactly on the 25th of December … Continue reading Happy Winter Solstice

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving, ‚ÄčThis day in November of the year 1621, when the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth to give thanks to the Almighty for their survival and a bountiful harvest. This Thanksgiving I too give thanks for my survival, the culmination of a decade of hardship, loss, sickness and death. I Watched Planes, … Continue reading Thanksgiving 2017

Independence Day

The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate the signing in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence from the rule of England and the king. The day that our forefathers informed the king that their basic rights to life liberty and pursuit of happiness were unalienable, given to mankind by the Creator and not man … Continue reading Independence Day

Winter Solstice 2014

The Winter Solistice, the event which converges all the forces of orbit, angle and rotation to bring about the end of the Northern Hemisphere's plunge into the darkness of winter will officially hit Colorado this afternoon at 4:03 p.m. Mountain Time. The science of it all is complex, but for me it is simple, the … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2014

End of Summer

The Labor Day weekend is a bittersweet time where I live, especially the Monday holiday. It is unofficial end of summer and the highway through town will be jammed with cars and pickups pulling camper trailers. Thousands will stream out of the mountains to head back to their homes in the cities and plains of … Continue reading End of Summer