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The day the sun never set

ByByRon FranscellJun 21, 2024

Seventeen years ago, I spent this day with my teenage son in a remote Yukon camp above the Arctic Circle, where the Sun never sets on the longest day of…

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The memory of dirt

ByByRon FranscellFeb 26, 2024

“Matter can neither be created nor destroyed. It can only be rearranged.” —Law of Conservation of Mass For a long time, I collected dirt. OK, maybe not the coolest collection,…

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How to recognize a toxic narcissist—and survive

ByByRon FranscellFeb 11, 2024

According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder — related to sociopathy under the umbrella term Antisocial Personality Disorders — is a mental condition in which people have an inflated…

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The Blessing Jar

ByByRon FranscellJan 1, 2024

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” —SATCHEL PAIGE I lived a hundred lives last year. The curious wanderer, the angry plumber, the heartbroken son who refused to…

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3 weeks ago

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I am delighted to join my old friend and bestselling author Anne Hillerman as the moderator for a book chat about her new mystery "Lost Birds," at 2pm June 23 at the Placitas Community Library. If you're a fan (as I am) of her Manuelito/Chee/Leaphorn novels—which extend the lives and stories of characters from her late father Tony Hillerman's mega-bestselling Southwestern mysteries—please join us. It's free! ... See MoreSee Less
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What a Brit says when all of their hopes and dreams are crushed:“Ah well”“Never mind, eh”“Wasn’t meant to be”“Shame”“Could be worse”“Such is life”“Hey ho”“Can’t be helped”“Mustn’t grumble”“Right”“It is what it is”“I knew it”“We’re still alive… barely”“At least it’s not raining”“I’ll put the kettle on”“We’ll laugh about this one day”“Typical”“Bugger” ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Whenever I get paranoid about online data collection, I get a YouTube ad in Japanese, or all the hot gossip from India on Google News, or Google Play commercials in Chinese. As a biological male, I sometimes even get menopause ads ... then I calm down. ... See MoreSee Less
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My issue with the game show "Jeopardy" is that you never get the sense that the contestants are in any real danger.#GameShows #jeopardy ... See MoreSee Less
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