I drove past this between Salida and Cotopaxi on State Highway 50 in Colorado. I had to turn around and tell whoever that I stood with them totally assuming I was correct. I was and got the biggest hug of appreciation for doing so.

From my understanding, there are close to 3000 children being held around this country after being seized from their parents at the border.

Many will never see their Mom and Dad again because Republicans are totally evil.

You bastards!


Hanging Out

That's what's been happening since the last post. I'm tired and beat down from the incessant and escalating stupidity and just about hardly give a shit much anymore. Most of the papers I have read for years online now require a subscription so it takes little time to look around. Enjoying the warmth of summer and have been just outside of Steamboat Springs for the last week.

I may have to come up here on a yearly basis as I get treated reeeeal good. There are more friends here than anywhere else. For people who are four season active this has to be in the top ten in the world for overall options year around.

So this morning am headed out to Dinosaur National Monument to see if I can find any more of these things. That and just relish in the area with all it's beauty and remoteness AND see the new visitor's center that opened two weeks after I left here three years ago. I understand it's really something.

So here are several fotos just because. I gave myself and a looong time friend up which does not happen hardly at all - well because it's a pretty decent picture not because we're good looking for damn sure at least me anyway.

Drove down to the front range last Saturday and my bud brought back this immaculate and rare colored '05 Element. 

 Hahns remembers me well and he sits patiently waiting for a pig to show. The animal on top of the rock in the photo above. They are called whistle pigs as their danger call is a very loud whistle. They are actually marmots.
I am outta here. Have a good one everybody. There are no internets where I'm headed and probably no phone either.


  1. Have a great time at Dinosaur, Tom! The new visitor center is very impressive.

  2. Have a great time...you will meet all those ghosts of all the people we've been reading about!


  3. Every time I see a story about cops beating grandmas or choking an unarmed person I think, "Tom's right again." Being right is no fun, though, is it? And now we have Putin who thinks he can do whatever the heck he wants, too, and there's no one left who knows enough to use diplomacy to slap his hands, and the Russian people don't have any more power over their politicians than we do here. Just go and enjoy the rest of the summer, and thanks for the pictures. I'm really enjoying all that green.

  4. This summer I started to look at the news only once a week. It certainly helps the stress of thinking about all this bad news they hand out. May the rest of your summer be news-less. -- barbara

    1. Thanks for that Barbara. I do want to be aware of things at local level a bit anyway. You can't help but see the other nonsense because it always there somewhere to be seen and you can read it out of the corner of your eye. Stress for sure and can become a huge negative easily.

      I depend on my blogger links who I think are some of the best to get some perspective. I trust them over the 1% media. I do care but caring does not change reality. I am astounded at the anti-guvmint statements anywhere and everywhere. Dumb ass statements from mouths of dummies.

      I'm told around this place I need to look above the weeds to see the flowers. Been there done that. I think as the first year anniversary of residency just passed that because of the dynamics here that one has to accept less compared to other places with the same services. Long and I think a strange story.