I love hiking. I don’t necessarily enjoy hiking mountains, but I like hiking around mountains. Several of my friends enjoy hiking 14ers in Colorado, and they have certain time goals to get to the top.
I have no interest in “racing” to the top. I am happy to hike for 4 to 6 hours and not even make it to the top of the mountain. I like the peace and the solitude of hiking, not the “goal” of notching another 14er off my list. Hiking around mountains gives me quiet time to pray, think, write, and relax. And occasionally hiking gives me photos to share.
This photo was taken on my way to the top of Pike’s Peak. I have not hiked a lot of 14ers, but Pike’s Peak is probably the most difficult I’ve done. When I did Quandary Peak it was covered in ice and snow, so that made the last mile really difficult.
Hillary Clinton and Glenn Beck are finally working together! It seems difficult enough to imagine these two politically different icons could manage to be happy in the same city together… let along work together. However, according to the Mayan Calendar the end of the World is supposed to happen sometime this year… so that’s probably motivation for them both to reconcile their differences.
When people of politically different viewpoints can work together I believe it really is for the best of the country. The United States has seen far too much petty bickering in Washington D.C. over the past few years. Working together equals a stronger America. Trying to politically one-up someone only leads to political gridlock. So, thank you Hillary and Glenn for setting aside your massive egos to work for a better tomorrow. Thank you for setting a mature example for our children who have grown up in a world littered with political bickering.
The Red Cross has set up multiple shelters across the region to help residents evacuated by the Waldo Canyon fire. And now it seems that impersonators are capitalizing on the organization’s good name, trying to swindle people up and down the Front Range by soliciting donations.
“We’re getting numerous emails and phone calls from citizens saying they’re getting these phone calls, and obviously they’re just scams,” said Carol O’Dell, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado.
“They’re saying they’re going to fund the Red Cross. Right. They’re funding their own pocket,” O’Dell said angrily.
O’Dell said they’ve heard from citizens who say they’ve gotten both automated calls and from live people. Sallie McInnis, in Pueblo, got a robo-call Thursday morning from an unlisted phone number in Albuquerque, New Mexico, asking for her credit card number. Gazette, Colorado Springs