Category: Health and Hiking

Hiking and petroglyphs and The Shale Controversy.

I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A few days ago, I was awakened by a swooshing sound, jumped out of bed and ran to my deck — this is what greeted me. Interview for oil Patch Radio.After I was interviewed last week by Kym Bolado and David Blackmon for Oil Patch Radio, my new book […]

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Waterfalls I have seen and admired

Rivers have what man most respects and longs for in his own life and thought – a capacity for renewal and replenishment, continual energy, creativity, cleansing. [J. Kauffman] This partly explains what I love about waterfalls. To sit and watch the water flowing steadily before breaking up and plunging into a turbulent pool. And the […]

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The Covid spike of September 2020 is frustrating the US again.

DESPAIR.New Mexico has prided itself on keeping Covid in check since July when we last spiked upward. But now we are spiking up again. The Covid spike of September 2020 in the past two weeks is scarily similar to the last run-up in July. A doctor commenting on the great debate between President Trump and […]

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The future of the Texas virus – and the USA

COVID-19 has been winning big in famous states like Arizona, Texas, and California, but has also been increasing in most other states of the USA. We have been forced to realize just how powerful a virus it really is. By now we know the reasons: governors opening up restaurants and bars too early. Mixed messages […]

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Durango, Colorado hike to Castle Rock in photos

FAVORITE TOWN. I can say truthfully that everyone I know who has visited Durango in summer, or Fall, say they love the town and the area. In the Fall, the famous old steam train puffs up to Silverton, and in October riders are dazzled by the Fall colors of the golden aspens. You can also […]

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Tribulation in Texas

A SCARY COVID-19 REOPENING SPIKECOVID-19 is winning once again in these states: Arizona (419), Texas (175), Arkansas (202), Mississippi (252), Florida (291), South Carolina (240). In contrast, New Mexico (75), Oklahoma (75) and Kansas (75) are doing much better in controlling the virus. These numbers are daily new cases of the virus, averaged over the […]

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Red Rocking in New Mexico

Last week I came across a calendar I had designed for 2015. To tell the truth, I had completely forgotten about the calendar. The pictures and the words lifted my spirit at this time of injustice, loss, death, and despair sweeping across the country. The following photos and words are from different months of that […]

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COVID-19: deaths and reopening

INTRODUCTIONThe COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. This is defined as when an infectious disease passes easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time. The material in this blog comes from two BBC News articles dated May […]

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Pandemic Analysis – How the US got behind Australia

A BBC News article from earlier this week stated that the severity (number of deaths) of COVID-19 in a country depended on two things:(1) How quickly countries went into lockdown, i.e. mandated the “stay-at-home” rule, or “shelter-in-place” as the Californians called it.(2) The extent of and how quickly testing for the virus was made available.This […]

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Pandemic Update – New Mexico, Kansas, and Australia

The numbers and graphs in this blog are updated to 3 May 2020. Enormous changes have occurred since my first coronavirus blog was posted five weeks ago. Bill Gates was interviewed by CNN again on Thursday evening. I wish they had put him in charge of the pandemic in the early days….a lot of lives […]

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