Robert E. Cox is a retired 40-year veteran of a number of journalistic ventures, including reporting, writing and editing for UPI in the Sixties, for magazines and daily newspapers in the Seventies, and for several Colorado weekly newspapers that he owned and published in the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties. He lives in Abiquiu, N.M. and irregularly sounds off about a variety issues in his blog, "The Old Gringo's Gazette" (which at the moment is unavailable online. Something about "database configuation error." Too bad.)