Stop Fracking Around

A trending video on YouTube was posted by someone who set up a time lapse camera to record the hatching of four robin eggs. Instead, the camera captured a snake gobbling up all four eggs after the birds left the nest temporarily unguarded. Some viewers were horrified at seeing Nature at work, which to me is even more scary. People are often confused about Nature and its processes. Exhibit A

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The Sureness of Horses Chapters 32, 33, and 34

Click to see: Summary of Preceding Chapters 32 Once Eva was successfully settled in with Diana and Beth, the days went by in a blur. In addition to worrying about Eva and any relationship I had left with Diana, I had to screen my calls for reporters. A story, “Police Investigating Possible Murder Suicide,” was printed on page three of the paper the next day, but my name wasn’t in the article,

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The Wave

The real me lives by the sea, With flying hair and sun kissed brow, I’d give anything to be there now. A wave can propel you forward, pass you by or capture you in its turbulence. This is true in life and in the ocean. Sometimes you make the choice and sometimes it’s the wave. That’s deep, very deep (small wave joke). In this particular instance, I made the choice,

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Absorbing Criticism, or Looking for a Happy Place Between Confidence and Self-Doubt

Many years ago, a navy chief warrant officer said to me, “Walker, all it takes to erase a thousand ‘attaboys’ is one ‘Aw, shit.’” What he was telling me in his gruff, salty way was that no matter how much good someone does, a single poor performance can wipe it all away, at least in the eyes of the entity with the highest stake in the job, that person also

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Pioneer Profiles: Spencer Penrose

This series, “Pioneer Profiles,” explores some of the interesting characters that define Colorado history. *** Spencer Penrose got a rather inauspicious debut in Colorado Springs. Fresh from a Harvard education that taught him little but decent boxing skills, Penrose had been eking out a living in Cripple Creek doing real estate transactions with his buddy Charlie Tutt. They made the rounds to Charlie’s offices in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, thinking

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