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Snowplow mysteries

Why is it that the most attractive place to pile the snow is always the handicapped parking spot? Or failing that, in front of the curbcut?

Wildlife, urban Colorado style

This morning on the way to work I saw a coyote, digging in the snow, probably for prairie dogs. I’ve seen them before, usually just standing by the side of the road or running away – this one was very…
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Low Ceilings

The curse of low ceilings…I’ve been slightly obsessed with decorating the house lately. (“Slightly?” says my daughter. “You’re channelling Martha Stewart.” No, because Martha Stewart has tons of money, and I don’t. Plus she does those goofy rose ball arrangements.)…
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Billy Jack

They’re going to do a remake of Billy Jack, with Keanu Reeves. Couldn’t happen to a more wooden actor. What was it with that movie? I remember it being a big cult thing but 30 years has definitely dimmed my…
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How many is one?

Article in the local paper this morning about the increase in non-English speaking population of our town. The police chief was quoted as saying “We don’t need the census to tell us that the monolingual population is increasing.” Well, honey,…
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Cranky about website usability

I’ve just had my semi-annual argument with the author of Colorado Swimming’s website. I primarily use Opera and Netscape on Solaris, and Opera on Windows, and this website is barely useable even with Internet Explorer. I’ve got two separate issues…
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