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Colorado Winter Ice Melt

The weather has been warm in Colorado this week, causing the winter ice to melt into interesting patterns.

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Will the Internet Make Chileans More Trustworthy?

Journalist John Stossel wrote an interesting essay about what untrustworthy people like Chileans and other Latin Americans can do to increase business with people from rich countries. Trust—society depends on it. For most of history, our ancestors lived in clans … Continue reading

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Will Chile Become Famous for Failure?

Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) opines: In Chile, the refusal to learn is not from inertia but from success. Michelle Bachelet’s socialist government swapped 6% GDP growth in 2013 for 1.8% growth in 2014. How? By hiking government spending 9% and … Continue reading

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Chilean Runs 120 Marathons in 60 Days

Chilean runner Matías Anguita ran the length of Chile in 63 days, including 2 marathons nearly each day. He started running long ago as a means of giving up smoking, a habit of many Chileans. I can’t even run 3 … Continue reading

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Tax Increases in Chile

This post is from a Chilean reader of this blog. – Mark A little help to your readers about a Tax Reform under heavy discussion in Chile presently. Basically is going to affect much more Chilean business owners than foreigners. … Continue reading

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Colorado Bighorn Sheep Visit Herd of Humans

The herd of bighorn sheep from Georgetown, Colorado descended the mountain last weekend to enjoy the warmer climate of the lowlands. This herd doesn’t fear people.

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Song for Piano, French Horn, and Percussion

I composed a song for piano, French Horn, and percussion using FL Studio Mobile. I also uploaded it to my SoundCloud page.

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A Trip to Richmond and Jamestown, Virginia

Mary and I passed a week in Richmond and Jamestown, Virginia. The galleon pictured below is a replica of the ship that landed in 1608 from Britain. The colonial houses and Jefferson Davis statue are from Monument Avenue in Richmond.

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The Giant Sequoias of Calaveras

Mary and I drove from Southern California north to the small town of Angel’s Camp, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, at the end of October, and visited groves of giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

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Fall Vacation in Southern Utah and California

Mary and I passed October in Southern Utah, near St. George next to the Nevada border, Palm Springs, and Tehachapi, a small town in the mountains above the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Some of the pictures below are from … Continue reading

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