|Still a mile into town|
As I lay on the floor of my Flat, recovering after my shifts during the Holidaze, I often think of the working folks that inhabited this very town over 100 years ago. Aspen was a Silver mining town back in the late 1800's and many a men came here seeking their fortunes, or at least to look for a steady job.
|Aspen circa 1890's|
I may have to work hard now and again, but those dudes make even my toughest day look like a picnic. Can you imagine that kind of backbreaking work day in and day out? Man, it's just one more thing that makes me thankful this time of year.
This is why I like the overall philosophy and direction of the Paleosphere so much. In my opinion, it tries to tackle and answer these types of questions in a very non dogmatic and community driven way. So I would like to take a moment while I'm doing some reflecting and sincerely thank all of those people out there who spend so much of their time and effort putting forth information and ideas that are available for anybody to peruse. From the nerdy scientific stuff, to recipes, to practical, everyday issues - it's all good. I raise my glass of Eggnog to everyone out there contributing in both big ways and small ... and give my best wishes for a Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year to All!