Happy Fourth of July!!!

For all its faults and problems, this is still the greatest country on earth. Happy Independence Day, everyone! Stay safe and have a great day.  

The bears are back in town

The bears are back at Katmai National Park, Alaska, fishing Brooks Falls in front of live cameras. The salmon are leaping, the gulls are lurking, the icy water is rushing. […]

On the destruction of statues

I’ve written before about the destruction of public statues and monuments, and I’ve supported leaving them in place — with appropriate signage added to explain their history. More recently I’ve […]

New Foothills webcams found

For those interested in northern Colorado webcams, there is another site available. The foothills weather station features north-, east-, and south-facing webcams, with time-lapse videos from each. Night views are […]

Anti-maskers, it’s not about your rights

To those out there not wearing masks because you think it infringes on your rights: You’re infringing on the rights of others to stay healthy. You’re infringing on my rights. […]

Trump’s Tulsa rally in one picture

June 21, 2020 — Trump’s rally in Tulsa yesterday took place in the Bank of America Center, which has a seating capacity of 19,000 to 20,000. It appears he fell […]

Why, Tulsa, why?

June 19, 2020 — Tomorrow is the day chosen by Pres. Trump for his big rally in Tulsa at the Bank of Oklahoma Center. Some 19,000 supporters are expected to […]

Why the aspen quakes

June 16, 2020 — Everyone has heard of quaking aspens, but do you know why they quake even when other trees are still? The answer is right there in the […]

Let’s ask kids about Donald Trump

I just came across this 2018 video from Jimmy Kimmel Live. In it, kids are asked questions about Donald Trump. It made me laugh and reminded me to never underestimate […]

There’s something happening here

“For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield, 1967 The song is 53 years old! That’s older than most of today’s demonstrators. Maybe, just maybe, this time will be different. Maybe […]

Untitled view from Trail Ridge Road. © Erik Stensland.

Getting away from it all in Colorado

There is peace, quiet, and beauty in Colorado, but these days one has to go to the mountains to find it. This colorful sunset, viewed from Trail Ridge Road in […]