Douglas County Commissioner
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Carol, Christie, Brownie, Bryan, Hershy (background), Buster (foreground) and me.
At 14,014 feet atop San Luis Peak outside Creede, CO.
Carol, Sophie and I cross-country skiing.
In Great Falls, Montana just after we visited the Lewis & Clark Museum and just before a four-day canoe trip along the Missouri River. The Kansas River is just as pretty and interesting as the upper Missouri, but Montana offers access, camping areas, and has a strong appreciation of their tourism economy. It's time for Kansas to develop a bicycle/canoeing corridor that runs all the way from Manhattan to Kansas City.
Cycling in Douglas County.
Cycling on the Katy Bicycle Trail in Central Missouri is draws riders from all over the county and supports a bed & breakfast, winery, antique shop and restaurant economy that would have died long ago as airplanes displaced trains as a prime means of public transportation. A thoughtful system of bicycles trails -- such as the Freedom Trail through eastern Kansas -- would be just as popular and hold just as much economic value.
At the end of a canoe trip on the Green River in Utah. The black hands come from having sunscreen on your hands while using aluminum paddles. 
Carol and I at Zabriski Point in Death Valley, California.
Flyfishing the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
A desk and chair from fumed oak, a la Gustav Stickley.
Cole and I made this boat for his father. One of Carol's quilts in the background.
A table lamp memorializing the early cowboy movie star Tom Mix.
An ark cradle for Rachel.
Frames around photos of my grandfather. He was raised on a Wyoming cattle ranch which is still in the family name, owned by a distant cousin. He also had many stormy days as an appointee to the New Mexico Highway Commission.
A two-door, two-window insulated dog house with license-plate awnings and double-paned windows. The skin is flattened cans from the Walmart Recycling Center.
An art-car cradle ark for Rosie.
The World's Greatest Quilter
One of Carol's quilts -- "Tropical Ribbons" -- hanging in our entryway.
Carol's Point Bonita gang -- Erma, Georgann, Judy, Carol and Bobbi -- and their collaborative effort.
Carol's quilt "Memory I" on the cover of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, January 1990.