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Flat tire in the Rockies

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Last weekend we jumped into our temperamental little black roadster and headed for the mountains. If ever there was a top down, wind in your face, blue sky, dazzling sun two-lane blacktop day, Sunday was it. It was a day for German engineering, Rocky Mountain splendor and glowing aspens on the back road to Cripple […]

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Steel dragons and Brooklyn Dodgers

Friday, February 12, 2010

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As a kid, I rooted for the Dodgers – not the treacherous, transplanted L.A. Dodgers, but the real Dodgers, the Brooklyn Dodgers. And if you rooted for the star-crossed denizens of Ebbets Field, you also hated the Yankees. The Yankees were everything that the Dodgers weren’t – successful, organized, methodical, relentless, and inevitable. You knew […]

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County commissioners “advise” on U.S. trade policy

Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Can there be anything more meaningless than the resolutions that local governments throughout our great land churn out on a daily basis?  Most of them are feel-good thank you notes to worthy citizens, non-profits, retiring employees, and fresh-faced schoolchildren.  Few of us object to such gestures (other than a certain curmudgeonly taxophobe who once served […]

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