A working man

After taking a few months off after retirement from the daily grind of newspaper reporting, I find myself ready for life as it might really be.

The “job” (in quotes because I was a lucky dude to be paid to spend 30-some years covering Colorado’s wildlife and outdoors scenes) isn’t over. There still is much to be said about this state’s wildlife, ski industry and general outdoors interests.

I’ll be somewhat regular in my posts and wide-ranging in my interests, for without set deadlines or a proscribed beat to cover, there’s a lot of world out there to write about.

I’m still working on this blog site, which continues to resist my attempts to  improve its appearance and presentation, and I’m hoping the folks at WordPress can give me some clues.

Meanwhile, I’m off to explore whether grey wolves will ever make it back to Colorado on their own, why it costs so much (the story is from 2013 and today lift tickets often exceed $100) to enjoy a day on the slopes at many Colorado resorts, and how to help the Grand Mesa Nordic Council raise the $230,00 it wants for new trail grooming equipment.

“All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance. The gospel of
light is the crossroads of — indolence, or action.

Be ignited, or be gone.” – Poet Mary Oliver, from “What I have Learned So Far.”



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