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Ten Uncool Things to Do in California

By Mark Glover 1) Don’t slow down, stop, yield, use extreme caution when pedestrians are present. California may have the nation’s most congested, unsafe roads but dissing peds is defintely uncool. Car to car battles are ok. 2) Go to a fertilizer store like Humboldt Nutrients and announce that you’re…

Groove of Another State

by Mark Glover Taos – Black and white photos of Paris, Roma, and Mostar hang on the wall at a café in Taos. Bumper stickers for sale; “Round Up Monsanto”, “Defy Corporate Domination”. I look for “Re-Wolf Texas” but can’t find it. Salutations; “Have a nice day” “Thank yooooou,” punctuate…

News from Colorado

By Mark Glover Durango – The big news in Colorado, from lack of anything else I guess is marijuana. The Nation’s first state to allow legally prescribed weed to qualifying medical patients continues to be argued publically. Headlines in the Dove Creek Gazette (pop, 263) this week was an editorial…

On The Governor’s Campaign Trail

[Mark Glover is Contributing Editor Alpine. Click here to visit Trans-Pecos Science Moment for more of his thoughts on the Big Bend.] Marfa – Texas Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Bill White sent one of his top envoys to west Texas last week. Dressed in blue jeans, but far from a laid-back…

A Visit South (Horny Toad Chronicles – chapter 2)

[Mark Glover is Contributing Editor Alpine. Click here to visit Trans-Pecos Science Moment for more of his thoughts on the Big Bend.] The Mexican Custom Agent eyed Lefty as he drove into the country without stopping in the “Nothing to Declare” lane, courtesy of a flashing green “Pase” light .…

Meeting Lena Zappa (The Horny Toad Chronicles – chapter 1)

[Mark Glover is Contributing Editor Alpine. Click here to visit Trans-Pecos Science Moment for more of his thoughts on the Big Bend.] Former two-time Klecko International Ltd. CEO, Lena Zappa, has found a lot to do since leaving the giant conglomerate. Saving the horny toad lizard at her Lost Reach…

“Our Crowd” and the Rule of Capture

[West Texas Weekly continues to bring you insight into local politics. Mark Glover, Contributing Editor Alpine, explains the legal logic behind riparian rights.] Alpine – While the West Texas water export plans of Clayton Williams hang in a Federal Court in Midland, Dr Megan Benson presented an historical overview of…