Monday, April 06, 2015

Well, Excuse Me!

This classic Steve Martin line was brought to mind recently as I was reading comments to a picture I posted to a cousin’s facebook page. Without wanting to start the controversy all over again here, suffice it to say, the cousin had made a comment that the satirical picture reminded me of and the sentiment of the caption was one that we both appreciated.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Waiting For Spring

This week’s brief sprinkling of snow reminds me that winter – even though it is already spring – is not, necessarily over!

Friday, April 03, 2015

Springtime In The Rockies

Just a quick post today – the weather (as is its wont in this part of the world) has taken a quick dip into winter again – after weeks of springtime, we were treated to a few hours of winter last night and this morning that showed that once you expose denizens of Denver to spring weather they have to be re-trained for the winter.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

HOME!

Being from Florida, I am surprised to say it, but you never miss the humidity until you return to it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Departure

This morning, before heading out to have breakfast with my friend, I did a bit of study on travel alternatives. I have no idea how it will play-out as I write this at the hotel before I leave for the airport, but I know one thing for sure: I will be home tonight!

Greetings From Frost Lake!

Happy Spring, Everyone!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Departure (Almost)

I am about to meet my friend down at the pool bar for a drink. I would have been headed home from the Denver International Airport right about now, but for… Well, I am getting ahead of myself.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Indian Canyons

At the end of Palm Canyon drive in Palm Springs is the gate to Indian Canyons; a park on the Agua Caliente Indian reservation. It is another lovely example of what the faulting of the water table can do.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Palms To Pines

The actual road trip went the other way around, but in planning our day we decided to start in the desert and end in the mountains – it turned out to be a good idea!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Departure

I rarely say this about travel, but it was a LOVELY day! A friend of mine and I are taking a long-weekend to go to Palm Springs to do some geological road trips. I have been doing a bit of study of geology as of late; the first question I asked when I saw the mountains near my home when I moved here (years ago) was “How?”

Thursday, March 26, 2015

…And So It Begins…

I wish that I didn’t love living here in Colorado so much. It would make it easier to seriously contemplate moving abroad for the next few months to escape the circus of avarice and deception that is the American Political System.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vernal Equinox

Yeah! It's Finally Spring!

Tri-Color Snow Crocuses

Monday, March 16, 2015

Paranoia

par·a·noi·a (perƏ'noiƏ)
noun
a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.
synonyms:           persecution complex, delusions, obsession, psychosis
“Sharon’s paranoia prevented her from trusting the motives of Sam’s compliments.”

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sensationalism

sen·sa·tion·al·ism /sen'sa,SHehnl,izm/
noun
1. (especially in journalism) the use of exciting or shocking stories or language at the expense of accuracy, in order to provoke public interest or excitement."media sensationalism"
2. [PHILOSOPHY] another term for phenomenalism.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Confirmation Bias

"A confirmation bias is a type of cognitive bias that involves favoring information that confirms previously existing beliefs or biases. For example, imagine that a person holds a belief that left-handed people are more creative than right-handed people. Whenever this person encounters a person that is both left-handed and creative, they place greater importance on this "evidence" supporting their already existing belief. This individual might even seek out "proof" that further backs up this belief, while discounting examples that do not support this idea."~ What Is a Confirmation Bias?     about.com        http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/fl/What-Is-a-Confirmation-Bias.htm