Peter Shelton

Alex Sees A Hop

Posted in Confessions of a Grandpa, Watch columns by pshelton on October 28, 2010

Why only young people have babies.

Adam was driving. I was riding shotgun. Behind me in the car seat, Alex was keeping an eye out for cows. The hard “c” sound often comes out a “d.” So when Alex, who just celebrated his second birthday, sees cows in a field, the word we hear is an excited “Dow!”

In the golden pre-winter fields between Ouray and Ridgway, there were a lot of dows. (more…)

Advertisements

Changing times in the birthing room

Posted in Confessions of a Grandpa, Watch columns by pshelton on October 22, 2010

Cecily called the afternoon of Oct. 8 from Elk Meadows, said things were happening, things were different in her body. What she had thought might be contractions were now definitely contractions, and could we meet them at the Sinclair station and take the dog? (more…)

Colorado Water: Waiting for the Call

Posted in How the West was Lost, Watch columns by pshelton on October 15, 2010

When it comes to water, there are three kinds of people.

The first kind turn on the faucet and think nothing of it. Hose down the driveway. Soak the lawn. Have too much fun in the shower. (more…)

Palestinians on Horsefly Peak

Posted in Road Trips West, Watch columns by pshelton on October 8, 2010

It was just an imagination exercise with our morning coffee. But what if?

What if we were the Israelis and we had the Palestinians bottled up in a tiny space of land more or less equivalent to what we see across the valley on Horsefly Peak? (more…)