Our son, Byron, is a smart guy. But, growing up, he was not big on school. He much preferred to spend his time reading books. I don’t know how many times he read the Civil War epic, Rifles for Watie. And he almost certainly doesn’t either. It drove us, and particularly his mother, nuts to … More “No, I got a D in calculus.”
I served on the Health, Insurance, and Environment Committee when I represented Centennial in the Colorado House. One of the many bills we heard dealt with ear acupuncture. The testimony, which I initially took with a grain of salt-actually, a truck load of salt-was that sticking pins in the ears of someone suffering from mental … More On Pins and Needles
My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a condo in Silverthorne, Colorado. The paperwork is enough to make my head spin. Maybe not as alarmingly as the scene in The Exorcist. But plenty enough for me, who is a real coward when it comes to scary movies-and to reams of incomprehensible legal … More Surprised By History
I made a whole blood donation again at the Lowery Bonfils location last week. As I left, the lady at the front desk gave me my 15 gallon lapel pin. Boy, did I ever feel dizzy after that donation! (And, if you don’t know I’m shining you on, do I ever have a bridge in Brooklyn you’re … More 12 Gallons
My wife was out of town recently visiting our daughter’s family-especially our little grand daughter-in Spokane. And, as the saying goes, “When the cat’s away, the mouse will play.” I saw Lucas Hnath’s play, ‘The Christians‘ at the DCPA. I feared that this would be yet another heavy handed depiction of sanctimonious, knuckle dragging Christians … More The Christians.