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December 2005

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Christmas Bells

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The…


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A (Cyclist’s) Christmas Story

Copyright © 1999, by Kent Peterson. Republished without permission, but it’s too good a story not to share. It’s been years now, but I’ll never forget that Christmas… The days had grown short, the snow…


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Yet another incredible day at Solitude

Went up to Solitude yesterday with a friend who has a season pass, after the beginnings of a storm came through and dropped 2-3 inches of new snow. When we got up there, he saw…


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Grief

For a number of years, I had a cat named Silca, a beautiful tabby with the biggest green eyes. She was a problem-child though: she couldn’t get along with the other cats; she attacked my…


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Quotes of the Day

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats”   — Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), Physician, humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize winner. “Time spent with cats is never wasted.”   — Colette (1873-1954), French…


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Quote of the Day

“When you back off, it’s easier to do mistakes. For me it’s better to ski fast.” “I don’t master the mountain. I master speed.”   — Bode Miller (b. 1977), American Olympic & World Champion skier