By the Stroke of a Pen

2013 brought a calamitous flood, certainly. For many areas it was a one-in-five-hundred-year event. For others it may have been bigger. Since then the creeks and canyons have been cleared of obstacles and re-engineered, presumably now better able to cope with an equivalent event. But on top of that the flood maps have been revised, […]

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Changing of the Guard

Our principle in the office has been selling farms for longer than we would care to admit, and the farmers of yesteryear have all but moved on. The seasoned farmers in the game are now younger than we are but there is a fresh wave of protagonists in the business with new views, techniques and […]

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In The Blink of an Eye

Accidents happen. One moment things are moving along just fine; life is routine, and everyone is relaxed. But in a split second life can be changed by an event unanticipated. In our case over the weekend it was a horse kick to the head and chest. Nobody saw it happen but, fortunately, there were many […]

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Giving Thanks

Living in Lyons there is much to be thankful for: Colorado, the weather, the mountains, the parks The people, our friends,  both human and furry The wildlife where turkeys are strutting their stuff The local post office with its service and smiles The market where sami’s and supplies are sold The restaurants where we can […]

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Don’t Light My Fire

Well, it has been a harrowing few weeks for all of us and a terrible time for a few amongst us. Our sympathies go out to those who lost anything—and for some, everything—to the fires which rage on still, under varying degrees of containment. Those in temporary evacuation locations have our sympathy. Now the snow […]

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Improvements with Covid

Every cloud has a silver lining and if one digs deep enough, buried in the tragedies and calamities, there are aspects of life that have improved. Here are some of them. – commuting. What used to be rush hour traffic is now tolerable – CO emissions. They must be down – car insurance. Rebates are […]

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Remember When?

What happened to summer? Firstly, it sped past at an unprecedented rate despite the lockdown and when it left it did so in Colorado fashion. But wait, having wreaked havoc it may be back for a while. Activity at the large hardware stores over the weekend was testament to the preparations underway. Shopping was done […]

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Now Fake Reviews

Do you pay attention to online product reviews? Certainly, in the days when organic ranking counted, we felt driven to get [positive] client reviews on our website. Unsurprisingly the practice has morphed and crept into online marketing—both with faked positive reviews and now with fake negative reviews on competitor’s sites. Some reviewers have been involved […]

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Iterating Language

It used to be that use of the male gender would encompass both feminine and neuter genders. That is no longer acceptable practice and it has triggered some interesting quirks. Consider the sentence: if you see someone without a mask, call him or her out. This is correct language but a mouthful. What has crept […]

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