As a break from the collapse of Western Civilization, here's a little humor. First, literary: Guide Lions, a send-up of how literary pubs present themselves, and Porterhouse - Jive, a parody of Vonnegut.

     Next, a couple of family pieces: The Escape Pod, about my father, and Courageous Pulls Through, about a guy and his truck -- and how the guy found a wife.

     Finally, some short Colorado commentary: The Turnout Concept is about mountain driving. Mean Imogene is about the Imogene Pass Run between Ouray and Telluride. Then there's How to Speak Coloradan.

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Warm wishes for a fabulous 2021.