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April is National Poetry Month. Thus, I paraphrase: "Oh, somewhere in this favoured land the sun is shining bright, / The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light; / And somewhere … more
There's a line in "Brilliant Disguise," a song by Bruce Springsteen, that goes: "God have mercy on the man who doubts what he's sure of." This poignant verse has always rung true for me, and in the … more
If there’s a better part of summer than music under the stars, I don’t know what it is. Colorado has no shortage of picturesque locations for summer concerts, and while everyone is well aware of places like Red Rocks, many more intimidate venues exist that provide a lovely setting for some classic acts. more
See if this plot is familiar to you: Happy couple says goodbye to each other on the morning before Valentine’s Day as they climb into their respective vehicles to drive to work. Less than an hour later, one calls the other, in shock: A car … more
What do you wear when you’re going to meet one of your heroes? You don’t want to overdress and look like you’re trying too hard, but you also don’t want to look sloppy. Wearing that person’s T-shirt can seem a little on the nose, but you still want them to know you’re a fan. more
As I write this, the election is fewer than 100 hours away. As you read this, the results are known. And no matter what the outcome is, I’m changing my word for the year to “exhale.” Let me explain. Instead of making New Year’s … more
Many people say they grew up in a musical family, but I almost always get a few raised eyebrows when I tell people I literally grew up in a record store. My mother owned Wheat Ridge’s Budget Tapes and CDs for more than 20 years, and I’d often … more
March is National Nutrition Month, and in my recent work for an organization that provides nutritional counseling, I learned a lot about healthy eating, weight loss and wellness and, no, my extensive knowledge about losing weight is not just from … more
'Tis the Season, no? Season of what? you may ask. Season of apostrophed words ('Twas the Night...)? Season of Joy (as long as you stay far away from malls)? Season of Miracles (if you believe Hans … more
Except for the past five or so years, I have written, printed, stamped and mailed - via the United States Postal Service - an annual Christmas letter. As a writer, I took great joy in crafting each … more
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