Category Archives: Grand Junction

February / March Digest: Blessed are the Peacemakers…

Come, labor on! No time for rest, till glows the western sky, Till the long shadows o’er our pathway lie, And a glad sound comes with the setting sun, Well done, well done! Jane L. Borthwick, 1859, 1863. It’s been … Continue reading

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Ralph D’Andrea – Silent Key

I need to pay homage to an important person from my days in Colorado, whose untimely death has left a void on a lot of fronts, most notably in media and political criticism, but also technical expertise in many areas. … Continue reading

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Public Information – How To Do it

Three days after returning home from our trip to Colorado, the county where I used to live became the focus of national media coverage that rattled an otherwise bucolic Sunday in the 24-hour news cycle. A huge landslide carved a … Continue reading

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With Wings As Eagles…

I hope that this past month has been a good one for you. I spent the first weeks of this month preparing for a trip to Colorado to observe and celebrate my son’s college graduation – a watershed moment in … Continue reading

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Travelogue, et cetera – Of Apples and Oranges, Peaches, Donuts, Caves, and Kindness

 To this place, and the kindness of these people, I owe everything. – Abraham Lincoln, Farewell Address at Springfield, Illinois – February 11, 1861  It’s been a varied and busy last month or so. This has been more interesting than … Continue reading

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A Great Day for Dollars

Fame…and shame. From March 2012, the new statue of Mario Lemieux in front of Consol Energy Center, with the disintegrating Civic Arena in the background. As many of you know already, I have been a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins … Continue reading

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The Bus Is For All Of Us

Public transportation is on my mind.  With regard to this topic, I must temporarily digress back to Grand Junction, Colorado for a moment. Residents and business owners around the location of the proposed Greyhound station and Grand Valley Transit transfer … Continue reading

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Farewell to Air Com

For just under a year, I worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction as a Communications Specialist in their telephone office, known as “PBX” to those familiar with the hospital’s operations. The dedicated staff of that stuffy, windowless room, … Continue reading

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Abundant Anniversaries

Those who forget history may be doomed to repeat it, but how about those who wallow in history? Are they doomed to become trapped in it, like Bruce Springsteen’s classmates in his song “Glory Days“? Like so many other things, … Continue reading

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Acts of God..and Man

Happy September. Over the last week or so I’ve followed, and in one case been affected by, natural occurrences in or near to our area that fall under the legal definition of an Act of God: An event that directly … Continue reading

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