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My friends Cathy and Kathy and I flew to Phoenix recently to watch a little Rockies baseball. Cathy works for the Rockies so we all feel a special connection to the team. I am definitely ready for the regular season to start and seeing the boys … more
Given that conformity is the scourge of the “Divergent” series and much of its young-adult ilk, it's a shame that the films, including the new “Insurgent,” do so little to stray from well-worn YA paths. For a series that waves the banner … more
“I was the audio-visual geek in high school,” said Walt Martin about his early introduction to photography. He also looked forward to the arrival of the Saturday Evening Post, with its spreads by famous photographers. A friend had taken his … more
Last month we had to sit through a presentation on eliminating redundancy, and it was a bunch of Power Point slides, plus a guy reading out what was on the slides, and then he gave us all hard … more
Thank you for all the kind words you’ve given me while I’ve been coping with the death of my Bob. I never realized what a terrible change occurs when the death of a spouse changes one’s whole world. But life does go on and one day you wake … more
Art is cyclical. Stories, themes and ideas that apply to the time in which they were written often become important again, and apply to a new era in the future. Arthur Miller tapped into the tensions of the Cold War 1970s in his espionage … more
Heading into the championship chess match, 8-year-old Sullivan McConnell felt cool as a cucumber. He'd been there before. Just a year ago, he was in the same position: fighting to be named the kindergarten-to-third-grade Colorado State Chess … more
For some, walking the dog is just another job on the to-do list. But for Robert Canterbury, it's a ritual he doesn't take lightly. For years, the Northglenn resident suffered from severe blockages in the arteries of his lower legs, causing … more
It is close enough to St. Paddy’s day to relay the ancient Irish yarn of the old crow teaching the younger crow. I first heard the story as it was retold by Conrad Bladey from his Black Box of … more
Most people don’t keep VHS tapes — or VCRs, for that matter. Not Dan Fick. The Westminster resident keeps one tape take he’ll have for life, a documented memory of a time he felt on top of the world. Fick, who has autism, spent 13 years … more
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