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The Great Human Experiment

Posted on June 3, 2020 at 12:35 AM


We are all part of the human race, Homo sapiens and those of us fortunate enough to live in the U.S.A. are all “Americans”, citizens of the greatest human experiment in the history of the species.


A democracy (demos “people and kratos “rule”) is based on the principles set forth by the Athenian Greeks in the 5th century BCE. It was a government in which the people have the authority ...

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Posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:50 PM

Well it is official…we have sold our Hogan at Red Creek Ranch, moved to Trinidad (Colorado not Tobago) and purchased 35 acres on River Ridge Road just west of Walsenburg, CO. We are renting a small house 3 blocks from the Trinidad State Junior College where I am now working full time.

While it is a drastic change/direction in our lives, it was timely as we no longer needed 3200 sq. ft. (although 1200 currently seems extremely small!), 40 acres (I never did get that mule!) or stai...

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How do we stop gun violence? It's a matter of education

Posted on August 20, 2019 at 1:50 PM

8/3 & 4/2019

(After the El Paso & Dayton mass shootings and the flags are at half-mast…again)

I have already posted some thoughts about the atrocities that continue to be perpetuated on the innocent citizens of our country, so what has changed? Unfortunately, nothing…we are not listening and certainly not acting so there needs to be another approach to protect future losses of our brainpower and the suffering of so many families because of these senseless kill...

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Posted on July 4, 2018 at 5:20 PM

July 4, 2018 

I feel we are enveloped in a second Civil War, certainly not a war of millions of projectiles being shot at one another and the resulting hundreds of thousands of casualties, but a new conflict of words of discretion and demonization being bulleted across social, racial, religious and maybe especially, political lines in the sand, all in various names of morality, justice, honor and truth.

These are silent weapons, casting doubt, fear and miscreancy without any ...

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Posted on February 19, 2018 at 10:55 PM




Let me be upfront from the beginning... I believe in and support the creation and intent of the 2nd Amendment as envisioned by our Founding Fathers. I became a proud member of the NRA about 1955 because I was a hunter and their magazine at the time had numerous stories of successful ventures into the wilds of North America, encouraged gun safety and gave pertinent information about the capability of differ...

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Posted on December 19, 2017 at 12:00 AM



With dwindling opportunities to write individual greetings for Christmas and the New Year I have, like so many of my relatives, friends and colleagues, succumbed to the lure of the annual newsy letter to be posted on my website.

It has been a long while since Sylvia and I have sent out special messages to everyone but it seems that the older we get the less time we have to pursue everything we would like to accomplish.

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Climate and water

Posted on September 8, 2017 at 3:50 PM

NOTE: These are my comments related to a recent series of conversations re climate and water specifically.

In response to: Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data.

They are chasing a "ghost rabbit" down a bottomless hole....

Yes, there ARE fluctuations in the weather that do occur on a regular/cyclic basis and seasonal variations have and will continue to happen.....

BUT that i...

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Letter to President Trump

Posted on March 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM

February 3, 2017

 Honorable Donald J. Trump

 President of the United States

 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

 Washington, D.C. 20500


Dear Mr. President:

In the February 6, 2017, Time Magazine, on page 29 in an article entitled, "Trump can thank the arts for his wealth", by Karen Finley, it states in part, "As part of upcoming budget cuts [President] Donald Trump plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts an...

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Unintended Politics

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 5:55 PM



Well, I’ve had it, I can’t take it any longer…I have to share some thoughts.

I have been an independent ever since I could discern the segregation generated at any cost by “party”…even within the family creating open hostilities that lasted until the next elections. Unfortunately, not based on who would best represent the region, its economic stability and/or even what the person reflected, stood for and/or proje...

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Posted on March 28, 2016 at 1:35 PM

 I was recently most pleased and privledged to be asked to return to Waco to be the keynote speaker at the 60th annual Central Texas Regional Science and Engineering Fair where I had been its director during my tenure at Baylor University. Attached is my presentation for that event.

CTRS&EF @ 60


In 1961, as a result of taking a science fair project to the NM State Science Fair in 1960, I received the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. That was not the on...

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