No Fear, Just Pain

By Eugene C. Scott Not the actual truck The Nissan truck with the No Fear off-road package sat in the drive. Big knobby tires, six-inch lift package, fancy rims, dual exhaust.“Semper Fi,” said a sticker in the back window. We had driven from Winter Park to Loveland,...

How to Know if You're a Control Freak

By Eugene C. Scott [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1RHmSm36aE] Several thousand years ago dung beetles enjoyed god-like status. They earned this high honor by toiling day-long collecting balls of dung between their tiny horns and rolling them across the hot...

Extreme Encounters

By Eugene C. Scott Sitting on a rooftop, years ago, a fellow carpenter and I marveled at the wild Colorado sky. Gray, purple, white, and silver clouds mingled on the blue horizon. Distant bolts of lightning spiked out of the clouds grabbing the plains and pulling the...