Live, Laugh, Love, Lisa

Not too smart. These are wild animals and not pets.

Colorado Outdoors Online

A bull elk threatens a guy with a cell phone. Video capture by Jerry Neal/CPW. A would-be photographer gets too close to a bull elk. Video capture by Jerry Neal/CPW.

A crowded baseball field, rutting elk and a guy with a cell phone camera: What could possibly go wrong?

Thankfully, in this particular instance near Evergreen, no one got hurt. But this huge herd bull nearly charged his unwanted paparazzi. This wannabe wildlife photographer’s close up became a close call.

With the largest elk population in the world, it can be easy to forget that Colorado’s elk are wild animals that deserve respect. Elk are always highly unpredictable, but bulls can become especially aggressive during their mating season. Unless you’re an archery hunter whose primary goal is to get up close and personal with these animals, enjoy elk and other wildlife from a safe distance. Don’t be this guy!

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{October 28, 2014}   Halloween costume


Fifty Shades of Gray


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I just finished a weekly class at church called Painting The Stars. It dealt with the controversial topic of evolution. Specifically, evolutionary Christian spirituality. For me it was incredibly fulfilling. I’ve always felt God made the universe. When I look to the stars at night, I see God. When I drive in the mountains of Colorado, I see God. My God is all encompassing. I also believe that in my lifetime I will see only a tiny slice of what he has created.

The series encourages discussion among people of faith can engage in difficult conversations about science and faith that decreases discourse, and can be eye-opening.

PAINTING THE STARS – Science, Religion & an Evolving Faith

When I have a terrible need of-dare I say, ‘religion’-then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” — Vincent Van Gogh

Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. This seven-session DVD-based series features over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers. The basic format for each 1-1½ hour session includes conversation around the readings, a 20-minute video presentation and guided discussion.

Toward Healing the Rift
A Renaissance of Wonder
Getting Genesis Wrong
An Evolving Faith
Evolutionary Christianity
Imagining a Future
An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism


Philip Clayton – Dean of Claremont School of Theology, process theologian, and author of 14 books including Adventures in the Spirit and Religion and Science: The Basics.

Michael Dowd – Evolutionary theologian, bestselling author of Thank God for Evolution, and evangelist for Big History and Religious Naturalism.

Rachel Held Evans – American Christian columnist, blogger and author of Evolving in Monkeytown.

Matthew Fox – Episcopal priest, early and influential exponent of Creation Spirituality, and author of many works including Original Blessing, Creation Spirituality, and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ.

Catherine Keller – Process theologian, professor of Constructive Theology at New Jersey’s DrewUniversity, and author of several books including On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process.

Megan McKenna – An internationally known author, theologian, storyteller and lecturer. She teaches on a circuit of colleges and universities and leads retreats, workshops and parish missions.

Michael Morwood – Well-known throughout Australia for his involvement with the Progressive Christian network, Morwood is a former Catholic priest and author of Praying a New Story.

Jan Phillips – Evolutionary thinker, mystic and author of No Ordinary Time: The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity.

Barbara Rossing – Professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology atChicago. Her publications include The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation.

Bruce Sanguin – United Church of Canada minister and author of popular books on Evolutionary Christianity including If Darwin Prayed and Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos.

Bernard Brandon Scott – New Testament Professor at the Phillips Theological Seminary and author of several books including Hear Then the Parable and Re-Imagine the World.

John Shelby Spong – Retired Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, columnist, and author of twenty books including Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Why Christianity Must Change or Die.

Gretta Vosper – United Church of Canada minister, founder of the Canadian Centre for Progressive Christianity, and author of With or Without God: Why the Way We Live is More Important Than What We Believe and Amen: What Prayer Can Mean in a World Beyond Belief.
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Referenced is Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest who has two comprehensive works. The first, The Phenomenon of Man, sets forth a sweeping account of the unfolding of the cosmos and the evolution of matter to humanity to ultimately a reunion with Christ.

I’ll post more later, as I find the topic of science and religion extremely thought provoking.

{October 11, 2014}   Fall in Colorado

It’s here and it is so lovely.


{October 10, 2014}   Puppacinos

Two Puppacinos for Copper John and Tippet as a reward for their early morning vet visit. For me,  the woman who foolishly wore black leggings, a Grande Skinny Hazelnut latte.




It feels more like summer today, but what the locals say is,  “If you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes”.  The thing is, I’m loving this weather!

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