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Dan Smith, Vail Mountain Search and Rescue, said the above about the many people who go ill-equipped and unprepared on dangerous hikes in Colorado’s mountainous terrain and get into serious trouble.

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A Vagabond Song

THERE is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time.
The scarlet of the maples can shake me like a cry          
Of bugles going by.
And my lonely spirit thrills
To see the frosty asters like a smoke upon the hills.
There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir;
We must rise and follow her,  
When from every hill of flame
She calls and calls each vagabond by name.

      — Bliss Carman

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“People know the part women played in this revolution, even if it didn’t show up in the media. Even if they don’t give us our rights, we have the right to go out and demand them.”

– Nabila Abdelrahman Abu Ras, 40, who helped organize Tripoli’s first lawyers’ demonstration in February on the role of women in the Libyan revolution

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When considering two opposing extremist [political] views, remember the truth is always somewhere in the middle.

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“Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.”

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“Live your life with exclamation points!”

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“The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.”

My reaction to ol’ F. Scott?

Couldn’t decide between “Huh?” and “Ugh!” and “Shut the hell up!”

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