A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
View of St. George looking west. Double click to enlarge, and you can see the St. George LDS Temple (white building on left), Dixie State College football stadium (red D), coral colored buildings on Dixie State College Campus, the "D" for Dixie on the bluff on the west side of town together with the ugly red slashes made to build housing and condos on the side of the hill..
Here's an idea of summer highway construction traffic between SL City and Provo UT
Yes, it did rain when we got to our destination in Hobble Creek Canyon, but we had an option of an indoor facility. We attended the annual fall retreat of the finance department of the Marriott business school at BYU from which I retired eleven (11? really?) years ago. I still miss the students but at this stage of life I am definitely not up to preparing course syllabi, exams, lectures, and enough jokes to entertain several hundred students for an entire semester. Entrance requirements continue to rise for admission to the Marriott School as GPA's rise and only so many students can be admitted. Sad for those who just miss the cutoff, but what else can you do?
If you grew up in the country, at least in some places, you likely had painful encounters with foxtail. These innocent looking plants produce dozens of sharp, pointed barbs that stick to your socks, your pantlegs, penetrate your skin, and are otherwise obnoxious pests to remove.