Author Archives: Mark

Black Child Beatings in the South and North

The Minnesota Vikings football team suspended a player because he beat his child, so former professional basketball player Charles Barkley defended the father, stating that most black parents in the southern USA beat their children, and that it is impractical … Continue reading

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Chile Increases Taxes to Fund More Government Education

Chile passed a huge tax increase to further socialize education but the National Bureau of Economic Research isn’t convinced that it will work well. We investigate whether the inclusion of social rights in political constitutions affects social performance. More specifically, … Continue reading

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The Highest Whole Foods Market in the USA

The highest Whole Foods Market in the USA is located in Frisco, Colorado near the Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain ski areas. Although they operate many stores in the Colorado Front Range, it is their only store in the Rocky … Continue reading

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Can You Spot the Bear?

Can you spot the bear in the picture below? He was easily visible to the human eye but I snapped the picture at 3 PM with so much glare that I couldn’t see the bear on my 7″ Android tablet. … Continue reading

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Hiking and Biking in Vail

Mary and I hiked and biked in Vail this week. We lived here for 3 summers so it reminded us of many fond memories.

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The Wyoming Towns of Pinedale, Jackson, and Dubois

I passed a few days in the northwest Wyoming towns of Pinedale, Jackson, and Dubois. I hope to return someday.

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A Pair of Bucks with Big Racks

I thought I had chased all the deer away from our property but two of the biggest and bravest bucks decided to risk returning. Fortunately, they left the strawberries alone. Mary took the pictures and Venus sent them scurrying for … Continue reading

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California Realtor Climbs Horsetooth Rock

California realtor Carol Whitley and I climbed Horsetooth Rock this past weekend. Mary hiked most of the trip, too, but her knee was incapable of climbing the last bit of rocks. The view from 2200′ above Fort Collins is spectacular.

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Fifi the B29 Superfortress Visits Colorado

The only remaining WWII Boeing B29 Superfortress, Fifi, flew over us but we didn’t see much, as you can see below. We tried to take a tour at the airport but the wait was 2 hours so we bailed. Fifi … Continue reading

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Biking at a Colorado Mountain Reservoir

Mary and I rode our electric bikes along the eastern edge of Horsetooth Reservoir and the Overland Trail in Fort Collins, Colorado last weekend. We couldn’t have pedaled the steep hills without electricity. Every reservoir in Colorado is overflowing and … Continue reading

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