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Mountain Gazette #182 - Cartographic

Skiing and DNA

by Tara Flanagan October 4, 2011 Cartographic

The National Ski Areas Association announced a record 60.4 million skiers and riders nationwide for the 2010-2011 season.

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Footwork

by Tara Flanagan August 2, 2011 August - September 2011

We salute those whose feet, or obsessions with feet, have made cautionary tales for the rest of us.

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Mountain High

Mountain High

by Tara Flanagan June 28, 2011 Cartographic

This month’s theme is High Summer, as you’ve noticed. Ergo, we look at marijuana and the Reefer Madness pandemic.

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Upward

Upward

by Tara Flanagan June 1, 2011 Cartographic

In American culture, up is regarded as better than down. You’ve got things like the stock market and martinis to bear that out.

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Water on the Brain

Water on the Brain

by Tara Flanagan May 3, 2011 Cartographic

We drink them, play in them, and solve the world’s problems on their banks. We also tourniquet them with dams, foul them beyond recognition and then engage in legal wars over their contents.

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Getting a Move On

Getting a Move On

by Tara Flanagan April 5, 2011 April 2011

With Mud Season soon upon us, it’s customary for mountain folk, many who live and breathe tourism in order to dwell in the thin air, to take a temporary leave. Some of us will attempt to be learned travelers in the spirit of evolution. But given that only 37 percent of Americans have passports (half […]

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Dogged Pursuits

Dogged Pursuits

by Tara Flanagan February 1, 2011 Cartographic

At last count, we Americans had roughly 77.5 million dogs among our ranks. Nearly 40 percent of our households contain at least one dog, and despite the recession, we are spending record amounts on our curs. If you doubt our willingness to spend big, consider Neuticles, a testicular implant that restores “anatomical preciseness” to neutered […]

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Deep, Dark and Weird

Deep, Dark and Weird

by MG Admin January 12, 2011 Cartographic

As we find ourselves once again in the shortest and darkest days of the year, we turn inward to reflect on the cold and weird that resides within us all. We consider the ramifications of blue-ice impacts, anaerobic digesters and plunging into icy surf, and wait for longer, brighter days, which, sometimes, it seems, can’t […]

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Madness all Over Again

Madness all Over Again

by Tara Flanagan December 9, 2010 Cartographic

Seems we were just sighing the relief that came with hurling last year’s Christmas tree onto the environmentally responsible municipal compost pile, and here we are, a year wiser, but not necessarily less neurotic. May we all excel at Feats of Strength and be kind with the Airing of Grievances. 1) Trees of great importance […]

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Talking Turkey

Talking Turkey

by Tara Flanagan November 2, 2010 Cartographic

In many ways, the Thanksgiving turkey has become a metaphor for the downfall of our bloated and broken American civilization. Once the sacrificial bird that united the Pilgrims and Indians (that’s the version that is completely devoid of revisionist history), it’s now a word used to describe idiots, has become a common incendiary device with […]

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