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Copyright 2010 Deran Ludd
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Just a couple hours after dawn, before the day's heat surges to unbearable, the prairie dogs and birds are all about their business. The bright, flat blue sky and the scruffy, brown and green earth come together all around you at a distant horizon hemmed in place with a narrow dust-colored edging. The endless double black streaks of Interstate 40 snake across the land, coming out of Texas and disappearing on into New Mexico.
It's very early, plenty of time still to get things done.