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Just Wondering

Early in the summer, I was camping in the southern Utah town of Cedar City. After a day of hiking and then napping by the pool at the campground, I ventured out for a short run about town. Heading south down the main street, from the northern end of town, I came upon a picturesque cemetery. … more

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Let's Get Dirty

Tomatillos vs ground cherries

I grow tomatillos every year because I like to use them in Mexican cooking. I made Howie pose in front of the plants so you can see how tall the plants are. As you can see, he’s somewhat anxious about his modeling career, hence the laid-back ears.   This year, I’m … more

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What's in a Word

Surfers’ paradise

For a while in the '80s I lived in Hermosa Beach, California, just 31 miles away from Malibu. I enjoyed Hermosa Beach so much that I never spent any time in Malibu; now, of course, I wish I had. Linguists think that the name for this hip seaside town, which is highly popular with … more

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Breakfast for Dinner

Happiness is having a good neck pillow

I'd like to, in no particular order, introduce you to my new best friends. My neck pillow. Originally purchased for a loooong Amtrak ride to visit family in the Midwest, this pillow has morphed into a regular companion at night. I can't sleep on my stomach or back for safety … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Touching the Sky

Above: Myself and Janis Taylor on the summit of La Plata Peak, 14,336 feet, Colorado's fifth highest yesterday morning. "It is something though... To jump up from fourteen thousand feet and touch the sky To wonder at enormous land-waves cresting in slow motion all … more

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Music On the Goe

Q&A with the Mesa Theater’s Eric Smith

1) You've been booking for the Mesa Theater for over a year now. What changes have you brought to the theater? What event are you most proud of so far and what do you want to improve on in the future? The most apparent changes have been simply trying to balance bringing more well-known … more

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Wine Openers

Mid-summer brings the best in food and wine, North Fork style

Mid-July is heating up and not just the temperature. The North Fork Valley is flexing its presence as Colorado's vortex for fine local-grown foods and wines and it all starts Friday night (July 18) with Chef Dava Parr at Fresh and Wyld Farnhouse Inn and Gardens, stirring the pot with … more

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Birds and More

BUTTERFLYING TIME

It is that time again. Time to go looking for butterflies. Actually, birding in July is not the doldrums many people say it is. Birds are easy to see because populations are probably at their maxima because there are so many recently-fledged juveniles, and even a few migrants already headed … more

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Penny Pinchers

“Penny Pinching” an expensive recipe

My sister got me a subscription to "Cooking Light" magazine a few years ago and renews it for me every year at Christmas.  I really enjoy it and especially love their variety of recipes: vegetarian, grilled, beef, chicken, fish, pricey, cheap, fast, slow...whatever you want, … more

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