The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón My rating: 5 of 5 stars I struggle to remember most books I’ve read recently, but this will linger. It’s rich and beautiful, with characters you can’t forget and plotting that’s nearly perfect. My only suggestion: buy it. I borrowed itRead More →

It’s harvest time in the Grand Valley.  Thanks to abundant rainfall and a warm June, the peach harvest is very good this year.  We bought a flat of organic peaches at the Grand Junction farmers’ market last week, and today, Georgia and I made peach jam and peach chutney: NotRead More →

Four of us left the new park between the Botanical Gardens and the brewpub about 9 o’clock this morning. A new member had joined us, so our group of retired people included a Grand Junction police officer, a Colorado State Patrolman, a parole officer and a judge. Thanks to theRead More →

After a 5 year break, which started when I was on the on the wrong side of a collision with a high school soccer player while refereeing a game in Glenwood Springs, and continued with an obsession with my motorcycle (which ended badly) I have rediscoverd the enjoyment of ridingRead More →

To replace my beloved Honda VTX, I started an obsessive web search for the only car I’ve ever actually wanted to buy: a Mazda Miata.  We found it at a dealer in Denver. It’s a 2006 model convertible, and had less than 17000 miles when I bought it.  I thinkRead More →