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As a former launch control officer in the Air Force (SAC, 90 SMS, 320th Missile Squadron), I was tasked with launching nuclear weapons in time of war and read with interest Henry Barlow's letter to … more
It's true. Does anyone really ever want to talk about suicide? Well, in Colorado it's a true public health crisis. We rank No. 7 in the country for deaths by suicide, our numbers are growing each … more
As Balzac said, “There goes another novel.” I am torn and Tattered. My favorite bookstore moved to Aspen Grove. Believe me, I am in mourning. Aspen Grove is on South Santa Fe Drive, which is Denver’s version of the Santa Monica … more
The dog and I are looking forward to some global cooling. To be honest, we don’t really care about the rest of the globe. Just the part of the globe that includes the city of Denver and Douglas County. We wilt in the … more
I awoke Friday morning to a beautiful rainbow, not outside my window, but on my Facebook feed. Just as interracial marriage is now simply considered "marriage," so too is LGBT marriage in all 50 … more
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
Hamlet’s inconsistent character used to irk me until I saw David Davalos’ play “Wittenberg” at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. I realize that, as a second-year college student, I can relate to the young prince’s internal … more
Ben Franklin, an old newspaper man himself, noted that is “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” In the midst of questioning authority, and generally … more
“You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best ‘you’ in existence.” — Zig Ziglar One of the things I have heard from other people throughout my life is that they wish they could be like someone else. I have heard things … more
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