Happy New Year

Hi everyone, and welcome to 2017. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I had foot surgery in October, and haven’t done enough to warrant writing about it. But, it’s the new year, I’m still on crutches for a few more weeks, so it’s time to move forward.

bearded-menJust to show I haven’t entirely been sitting on my butt, here’s my history column that was published in The Daily Sentinel today. This day, by the way, is the 240th anniversary of the end of the famous Dominguez-Escalante expedition. This drawing is a close-up from one of the maps of the expedition.

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In addition to writing, I’ve been spending a lot of time — too much, in fact — watching college bowl games and NFL football. Glad to see the Packers won this weekend, as did the Badgers, although the rest of the Big 10 hasn’t been doing too well. And sad news about the Denver Broncos coach Gary Kubiak stepping down for health reasons. He’s good guy.

But as for my watching too much, I think if I see another Chick-fillet ad with those cows telling people to eat more chickn, I’m going to go butcher a few Holsteins, just for spite. I grew up around Holsteins. Even spent a couple summers on a farm helping to milk and feed them. But those ads are annoying as hell. Plus, I like beef much better than chicken.

 

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