Author Archives: Mark

National Geographic Discusses Dead Chilean Fish

National Geographic wrote about the Chilean seafood industry, excerpted below. Images of death have been arriving from southern Chile for weeks, each one seemingly more apocalyptic than the last. First there were thousands of dead salmon in aquaculture cages. Then … Continue reading

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Why Are Governments Regulating Bathrooms?

I thought Donald Trump was the silliest man in politics but I was wrong as Roy Cordato explains in We Need Separation of Bathroom and State: In late February the Charlotte, North Carolina, city council passed an “antidiscrimination” law, scheduled … Continue reading

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The History of Food, 1850-present

One of the best business books Mary and I have read in the past few years is, The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America. There have been huge improvements in food production and distribution during the … Continue reading

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Gerry Spence on Freedom

One of my favorite writers is Wyoming trial lawyer Gerry Spence, best known for his work on the Karen Silkwood case that was made into the film, Silkwood. I enjoyed Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner’s Manual for … Continue reading

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Biking in Pueblo, Colorado

I rode my bike yesterday in Pueblo, Colorado, the second largest city in Colorado in 1960, and saw some interesting buildings and houses.

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Venus Climbs Texas Cliffs

One of our most memorable days with Venus was when Dave and Gina Edrich took us to Pedernales Falls State Park near Austin, Texas in May 2004. Venus was 3 years old and could ascend a vertical rock face as … Continue reading

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Music Using Marbles

I found an interesting musical instrument using marbles via Quip.it, a video sharing platform.

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I’ll See Venus in My Dreams

In dreams Venus is always near to Mary and me. My favorite funeral song is, “I’ll See you in My Dreams” by Joe Brown for George Harrison. Venus was a terrible puppy, peeing everywhere for nearly a year. If we … Continue reading

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Winter 2014

No snow has fallen lately in Colorado but we had plenty in the 2014 winter.

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Pictures of Venus in Her Final Year

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