Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday Field Trip

Today, we are just going to make a quick run south of Denver to Colorado Springs to visit The Garden of the Gods. Just get on I-25 and head south. You will be an exit sign for the garden fairly soon after you get past the Air Force Academy. From Denver, it's about an hours drive
The Garden of the Gods (GOG) is a series of red rock formations made mainly of sandstone. Over the centuries , the wind, rain and snow have eroded the rock into fantastic shapes that are worth a trip by themselves. There is a visitors center that explain the geology of the area for the academics among you (and those that need a bathroom or Coke). Technical climbing is allowed in some areas but don't forget to register.
It only takes about 20 minutes to drive through the park if you don't stop but stop. Look around. Listen to the echo of an eagles scream and the whisper of the wind. Laugh at the three-striped chipmunks that will run right up your leg looking for a treat. This ground was sacred to the Anasazi Indians, whose cliff dwellings are preserved a short distance west. Let it be sacred to you, too. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy Halloween
Trick-0r-treating always turns me on.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


In reference to the post "Redemption" below, Lawrence Trujillo was sentenced to 48 years in prison for the three murders he committed with his truck. He will be eligible for parole in 33 years. Frank Bingham is not so lucky. To quote from his statement at the sentencing, " I am no longer a husband. I am no longer a father. And I often feel that I am just a shell of the person that I was. I will not live as a victim but will move on one tiny step at a time". My thoughts and best wishes stay with him.

Monday, October 01, 2007

13 innings, 10 pitchers, Colorado 9 - San Diego 8
This team has truly pulled off some amazing wins down the stretch. Given the tendency of the GM of the Rockies to trade any player that shows any promise, it is unlikely that they will go this far next year so we must hope they go all the way this year. Next up - a very tough Phillies team that has also performed very well in the last 4 weeks. May the best team win - GO ROCKIES!!!