Monthly Archives: July 2004

posticon The Robins by John Cali

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Today I was out in my backyard taking a little break from work. It’s a great feeling to live in a place where wildlife abounds, sometimes even in your own backyard. Here in Wyoming we have almost every critter imaginable: deer, rabbits, coyotes, mountain lions, big horn sheep, elk, moose, bears, wolves, and more bird varieties than I’ve seen anywhere else.

Anyway, I was watching four male robins hunting for food on the ground just a few feet from my house.… Read more

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I recently spent a day in Yellowstone National Park with a good friend. For those of you unfamiliar with it, Yellowstone is in the northwest corner of Wyoming in the northern Rocky Mountains of the US. Yellowstone, established in 1872 by the US Congress, is the world’s first national park.

Over 90% of Yellowstone is undeveloped wilderness. It’s home to a large and varied animal population. It has 10,000 hot springs, fumaroles, and geysers, more than any other place on the planet.… Read more

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posticon A Sense of Community by John Cali

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As some of you know, I live in the northern Rocky Mountains of northwestern Wyoming in the USA.

Wyoming is a huge state, ninth in size among the 50 United States. It’s a vast, sprawling land of rolling prairies stretching beyond the distant horizons, and high rugged mountains reaching far up into the big blue skies.

Wyoming is mostly empty. Despite its size, it has less than half a million people, the smallest population of all 50 states. Which is one of the reasons I love it here.… Read more

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posticon God Does Not Take Sides Revisited by John Cali

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I rarely pay much attention to the mainstream news media. But I do spend several minutes most Sunday mornings browsing the Washington Post’s headlines at their website. That way I’m not totally ignorant of what’s going on in our world.

Today I was thinking about what is going on in our world, and I remembered a newsletter we did some time ago. I thought it might be a good idea to revisit it this week.

Those of you who were with us several years ago may have already seen it.… Read more

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I’ve been noticing lately how judgemental and critical we humans can be of one another. Especially in this era of the so-called “war on terror,” and war on practically everything we deem wrong or evil. This extends even to something as bland and benign as someone’s opinion with which we disagree. Or someone’s ethnic background.

Where does that get us? Nowhere. Except deeper and deeper into more of the same.

I have some wonderfully warm childhood memories of a dear cousin, Jeff by name.… Read more

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