To the Gates of Hell

To the Gates of Hell

This weekend I hiked with the Los Alamos Geological Society to the Gates of Hell. Naturally, a statement like that requires explanation. All in good time… I was up early (for a Saturday), had a good breakfast, and threw together my field trip equipment: hiking boots, hat, and walking stick;...Read more

Spring 2022

Spring is sprung. And my birthday is coming up. This will be a big one: 60. So naturally it’s time to think about the 31st Annual Kent Is No Longer 29 event. This year, due to various scheduling constraints, I’ll simply be hiking with the Los Alamos Geological Society on...Read more

Fox is back

Napping on our deck again. Undestand that we don’t put out food for him or even clear the deck of snow for him or otherwise try to “tame” him. We just leave him alone — and are deeply flattered he chooses to spend his nap time with us. Sigh. And...Read more

Another blast of winter

We got some real winter this week. Notice the tracks. Fox is still with us, though I haven’t seem him on the porch lately. Eight inches. And we got to -2 F one morning. For us, this is some real winter.Read more

Winter finally arrives

We finally got some real snow on New Year’s Eve. This was a little hard on some of the Christmas decorations. I will probably build a new manger for next year. One with a bit more study roof and back wall. Some of the damage here is from high winds...Read more
Christmas 2021

Christmas 2021

Fox is back. This was a couple of weeks ago. We got just a dusting of snow that day, and Fox decided to take another day nap on our back porch. Meanwhile, Stupid the Cat doesn’t understand why her bowl isn’t constantly overflowing. Kitten is troubled by our inefficiency. Last...Read more
Hospitality

Hospitality

This was a great weekend for hospitality of various forms. Friday morning, Gary Stradling and I headed up to Ghost Ranch. I had not been to the paleontology museum here in over eight years, and I don’t believe Gary has ever been to it. And my previous visit was for...Read more
Wanderlusting the Mitchell Trail

Wanderlusting the Mitchell Trail

It’s been eight years since I hiked the Mitchell Trail, and called it a wanderlust for the first time. I had a few errands at the office last Saturday (the bugs are ever with us) and, once I was as finished as I was going to get, I headed over...Read more