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  • Kneeling During The National Anthem -A Perspective, A Rant, An Open Letter

    Kneeling During The National Anthem -A Perspective, A Rant, An Open Letter

    Those people who are bitching about athletes kneeling during the National Anthem don’t give a damn about their reasons. Though I wouldn’t have the balls to kneel during the Anthem, I sympathize with those athletes. I’m extremely disappointed in my country right now and my fellow humans in...

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  • Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

    Observations From The Planet 10/4/17

    Another Reason To Get Rid Of The Electoral College There are about 5 million U.S. citizens in U.S. territories that cannot vote in a Presidential election. Why? Because when you vote in the U.S. you are not voting for a President, you are voting for...

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  • Peak Review: Conquering the Mummy Range

    Peak Review: Conquering the Mummy Range

    After a 19 year absence I finally completed reaching all the summits along the primary ridge of mountains in the Mummy Range of Rocky Mountain National Park. Having done Mummy Mountain (elevation 13,425-feet) and Hagues Peak (elevation 13,560-feet) in 1998, I always planned on returning...

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  • Observations From The Planet 9/25/17

    Observations From The Planet 9/25/17

    Two world leaders. With fingers on nuclear triggers. Throwing childish jabs at each other. Reactionary, immature, egomaniacs. Representing the very worst in all of us. We are all human. We all have angry, fearful, defensive, mean-spirited thoughts, but a mature person keeps them to themselves,...

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  • Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

    Observations From The Planet 9/15/17

    When things are not going your way or when serious shit goes down it’s all too easy for people to start pointing the finger at ethnic, cultural, or religious groups as the root cause. It is also the intellectually lazy approach to dealing with societal...

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  • Eclipse Road Trip

    Eclipse Road Trip

    It was February 1979 the last time I had the chance to see a total solar eclipse. The path that one took stretched from the Pacific Northwest of Oregon and Washington, through Idaho, and finally Montana, just skimming my hometown of Billings before extending into...

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  • Seven New Deadly Sins

    Seven New Deadly Sins

    Everyone has heard of “The Seven Deadly Sins.” This old Christian tradition includes the “sins” of pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. Well, I have some of my own, that morally and culturally have either been ignored or not prioritized by our leaders and...

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  • The Scourge Of Concert Ticket Prices

    The Scourge Of Concert Ticket Prices

    Ever wonder why the price of concert tickets is so high? Any of you who are older than the kids or young adults of today probably remember prices in decades past that were fractions of what they are today. Is this just a symptom of...

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  • Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    Peak Review: Otter Mountain (Elevation 12,766-Feet)

    I have wanted to climb Otter Mountain for years.  According to the Internet this Front Range peak is not popular.  I translate that as most people don’t know about it or even think to consider it for a hike.  For me it is simple: I...

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  • 2017 Hiking Preview

    2017 Hiking Preview

    July and August are coming soon and it’s that time of the year to really start planning any alpine adventures in Colorado’s highest mountains. I’ve climbed something like 120 mountains in Colorado but I’ve been really slacking lately and need to aim high for this...

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