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Communing with nature

Whenever I can get back to nature – particularly anything that has to do with being in the mountains – I am struck by what a peaceful, restful sense, of uncaring timelessness there is about it.  Nothing eternal, mind you – but timeless.  One of the reasons mountains have always been one of the best…

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Evolution – Putting a lie to rest

Evolution – the lie that’s too big to be true – continues to be derided as little more than an unsubstantiated theory, by many of its detractors.   The message gets communicated in any number of ways, but all are dismissive of evolution. “Life didn’t just assemble itself out of nothing.” “Even the scientists claim they…

A Jack (Kennedy) Mormon? Huntsman, Jon Jr.

You can almost cut the fingernails-on-a-blackboard sense of hysterical tension, with a proverbial knife.   Huntsman – the only ‘thinking man’s cigarette,’ in a world of political Mo-ho’s – is about to reveal himself as a John Kennedy kind of politician; cognizant of his responsibility to see and evaluate things from a constitutional and legal…