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It became clear to me. Simplified. Like the Navajo woman staring out to the west in a R.C. Gorman painting. It is not what you say that is important. How do you say it? The woman, of course, … more
I spent most of the first 38 years of my life living in southern California. It was a wonderful place to grow up. There was anything and everything to do 24 hours a day. When I graduated from … more
One of the enduring facts of being an outlaw is that you sometimes are blamed for things you had nothing to do with, and perhaps no knowledge of. From the folklore, rumors and fairy tales of … more
If you pulled the down side of the one-and-half-inch sisal rope on the pulley-driven mechanism, the entire floor, in about a 10 foot by 12-foot section, would gradually start to drop. Keep the … more
Last month, I had the honor of attending the grand opening of Denver's Union Station. The new transit hub pays homage not only to the miners and pioneers who — more than 150 years ago — … more
Deep within a dark night Where there is no light Your eyes can not possibly gaze upon The dread of the demon, The demon beneath the bark. Burnt, burnt of the flames You try, you try … more
For 21 years and two days, the California Zephyr moved passengers from San Francisco to Chicago in “the train of tomorrow.” My former co-worker at Colorado Press, Laura Higashi and her husband … more
With the recent rain and hail that pounded much of the Front Range, bringing flooding to some areas, wildfires may not seem like an imminent threat. But trends tell us otherwise. It's not a matter … more
Patchwork quilting is a uniquely American process. Our pioneer ancestors were not only thrifty, but good at geometry! Their flair for colorful design is recognized world-wide as a uniquely American … more
On June 3, 1959, the Air Force Academy celebrated its first graduation class. Of the 306 cadets who were appointed to the academy in 1955, 207 were commissioned four years later during a ceremony … more
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