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  •  when my kids were high-schoolers, (1+ / 0-)
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    we went out to the Caverns on a weekend jaunt. You could see all the way to Guadalupe Peak from the Cavern's upper parking area.

    Can't do it now. Too much junk in the atmosphere. Over the last several years, the daylight view towards Juarez from El Paso has deteriorated, too. I think it's the coal plants.

    LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 03:57:00 PM PDT

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    •  fossil fuel and a carbon-buildup. . . (2+ / 0-)
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      a double whammy for this ailing planet, yet people turn a blind eye (and a somewhat blurred vision) to such stuff as needs to be done. . .alternative energy sources, for instance. When I first popped on the Colorado Plateau scene in 1970, the acuity of any given view on a clear day was around 110 miles. From the eastern shores of the Grand Canyon that huge, round and black laccolith, Navajo Mountain, was plainly visible on the horizon. I think the average viewing distance today is something like 60 miles. So, your thoughts on the matter are received at this end, BlackSheep1. Thanks for posting the memories of a time way back when. . .etc.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 04:01:13 PM PDT

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