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Writer's block is a myth, unless you are a writer. I mean a real writer. A writer of books. Books are marathons. Laura Hillenbrand holed up for a year to write "Seabiscuit: An American … more
There are so many people who enjoy a good crossword puzzle, word search puzzle or unscrambling a word jumble. There are many folks who love a good play on words, an anagram, a pun or a great riddle. … more
Ghana is approximately 6,637 miles away from Colorado. That is a long way for sure, but the local efforts of some in our community are making a big difference in the future of the children living in … more
Judy Racine kneels on the rug, the gaggle of second- and third-graders scattered around her. The learning target is printed neatly on the easel board: “I can give kind, helpful and specific feedback.” “What does that mean?” Judy … more
Over the Memorial Day weekend, as I was visiting family and friends out in Montauk, New York, we stopped by the local grocery store to pick up some things for the weekend picnic and barbecue. It was … more
Wake me up when it's all over. But it never will be over, will it? I promised I wouldn't write about the election again. I lied. The day after the election, the loser's party will start … more
Bob Dylan turned 75 in May. It's not time yet to be consumed with reflection about Dylan. He is still performing. I'll get to that. The first Dylan song that sounded good to me was performed by … more
“Every day is a new challenge.” That was the response to the first question I had asked of Diana Rudolph during our coffee meeting the other day. It was such a great response and it fueled the rest of my questions for our brief visit … more
The first 10 days of May were difficult: Each day seemed more increasingly arduous for her. Then came that quiet morning when she passed. After a long life, aging and declining health took control, … more
Really, is there any such thing as a good problem? I mean if we have a problem it is a problem, right? Of course there are real problems that need very real solutions. But there are also problems … more
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