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2022-08-06 22:20
You know what they say about idle hands. I’ve just attempted to revive auto-posts to both Facebook and Twitter. We shall see. The last time I tried this with Facebook, … Continu… Read More
A Cop’s Cop
2022-08-05 17:44
There was a special dedication ceremony in Boulder, Colo., yesterday in which the historic downtown post office was renamed “Officer Eric H. Talley Post Office Building.” Talley… Read More
2022-08-03 16:53
Yesterday Kansas voters said it loud and clear: Women are people, too, and their right to abortion shall not be infringed! By a decisive margin yesterday, Kansas voters rejected a … C… Read More
Rare Air
2022-08-02 17:56
You never know what you’ll come across while surfing the internet. I don’t recall how I got there, but I did a double- or triple-take when I landed on this … Continue read… Read More
Signal 30
2022-07-30 18:08
This morning I saw yet another headline about a teenager dying in a car accident and suddenly, for the first time in decades, the title Signal 30 popped into my … Continue reading Sig… Read More
Pika Song
2022-07-26 19:23
I wrote in 2017 (“Pikas losing the battle with climate change“) about climate change reducing the tundra habitat for hamster-sized pikas and how they are rapidly disappearin… Read More
2022-07-26 16:30
For some time I’ve wondered about the hairstyles of women on tv — particularly hosts, news readers, and weather reporters. It seems to be almost a requirement that, blonde or &he&hell…Read More
2022-07-25 23:02
Colorado’s 14,115-foot Pikes Peak is often hiked via the Barr Trail, a “mere” 24-mile round trip, and many hikers love to take their dogs along for the adventure. It’… Read More
2022-07-23 19:20
Finswimming. Ever heard of it? I hadn’t until this morning when I turned on the tv and discovered The World Games in progress. I’d never heard of them either. They … Conti… Read More
2022-07-21 18:01
January 6th Committee hearing, 8 pm ET. The committee will lay out what Trump did from when he learned of the riot until he called for rioters to go home Read More
Look Again
2022-07-18 16:59
Yes, we’ve all now seen some spectacular photos from the James Webb Space Telescope. But what you might not have seen is a more detailed explanation of exactly what you … Contin… Read More
Pronouncing Colorado
2022-07-17 19:22
I recently came across a discussion about pronunciations in the English language. And as you all know, ours is a truly weird language. There’s little or no explanation for many &hellip&hell…Read More
2022-07-12 02:56
Awesome — in the truest sense of the word. This is one of the first full-color images from the James Webb Space Telescope and was just released today. It’s the … Continue… Read More
2022-07-09 00:29
On July 4 in the town of Estes Park, Colo., Brad Fitch was playing and singing for a small group of people when his show was interrupted. A cow elk, … Continue reading Music hath char… Read More
Bears Galore
2022-07-08 17:49
The bears are back at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska. Take a break and enjoy watching (and listening) as they spend the summer casually stuffing themselves with salmon. &hellip&hell…Read More
2022-07-07 22:49
Reprinted from Pied Type, April 8, 2015: “On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious … Co… Read More
Dominionism, Anyone?
2022-07-06 05:10
“Breaking American democracy isn’t an unintended side effect of Christian nationalism. It is the point of the project.“ That’s from a New York Times essay today entit… Read More
We’ve Not Yet Begun To Fight
2022-07-03 18:34
I hadn’t heard this song for a few years but blooper0223 has it on her blog this morning as a fight song for all of us against Supreme Court rulings … Continue reading We’… Read More
2022-07-02 18:34
The humidity? You were thinking “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”? That’s what I thought for many years, living in Oklahoma. Yes, summer humidity is a thin… Read More
A Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Court
2022-07-01 16:16
From Slate: June 30, 2022: Consider the issues that SCOTUS has resolved this term—the first full term with a 6–3 conservative supermajority. The constitutional right to abortion:… Read More
2022-06-28 20:11
My post “Hell hath no fury” is the end result of numerous changes to an earlier post variously entitled “Enraged,” “Apoplectic,” “Infuriated”… Read More
2022-06-28 02:06
Several evenings this week I’ve spotted a good-sized herd of elk on the Niwot Ridge TundraCam. So far I’ve seen them between 7:30 and 9:30 (?) MDT. I’m guessing they &helli&hell…Read More
Hell Hath No Fury
2022-06-27 19:00
We will remember in November Banner photo: Crystal Vander Weit, TCPalm/USA Today Network Read More
Hooray! Oops!
2022-06-27 18:19
I doubt if anyone really cared that just minutes after winning the Stanley Cup last night, the Colorado Avalanche players managed to bang the cup on the ice and flatten … Continue rea… Read More
2022-06-25 15:37
We will remember in November Image: In 2012, Oklahoma State Senator Judy Eason McIntyre brandished a sign brought to a rally protesting a personhood bill. (Photo: Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman… Read More
2022-06-24 05:39
The photo on the left promotes “Osiria Hybrid Tea Rose Seeds, Rare Exotic Blood Red and White Rose Seeds” on Ebay. The photo on the right: “SEMI ROSE PURPLE OSIRIA …… Read More
2022-06-18 16:31
I can’t seem to get enough of dialect studies. I’m always curious about whether the words and pronunciations I use are mainstream, regional, or just plain weird. Naturally when I… Read More
How We Vote In Colorado
2022-06-17 20:18
A few weeks ago I wrote about being a registered Unaffiliated voter in Colorado and how I receive both the Democratic and Republican primary ballots. I briefly considered the possibility &he&hell…Read More
2022-06-15 17:56
This just a week after a lone gunman showed up near Justice Kavanaugh’s home. He was arrested before anyone got hurt. The supreme irony: “Last week, we received a terrifying &hel&hell…Read More
2022-06-11 04:01
This video provided some much needed levity this evening Read More
2022-06-10 03:36
Before tonight’s broadcast began I was thinking this is where confirmational biases kick in. Minds are already made up. The Republicans will say it’s a distraction, it doesn&rsqu&hell…Read More
2022-06-10 00:50
How could it get any worse, I wondered. Uvalde, Texas, police officers waited more than an hour to take down a gunman who was killing Robb Elementary school children. The … Continue r… Read More
New Again
2022-06-07 20:59
Lyrics, “Times They Are A-Changin'” (1964) Come gather ’round peopleWherever you roamAnd admit that the watersAround you have grownAnd accept it that soonYou’ll be dr… Read More
Unaffiliated In Colorado
2022-06-05 20:08
With issues like gun control, abortion, Trumpism, education, and inflation hanging in the balance, we registered Unaffiliated (i.e., independent) voters in Colorado have some interesting opt… Read More
2022-06-05 03:41
In the face of seemingly unending bad news, one might seek respite in the mountains via the photographs of Estes Park, Colo., photographer Erik Stensland. Seen above is my favorite …… Read More
For Your Voting Convenience
2022-06-03 06:15
Full list of Republican senators who receive funding from the NRA Mitt Romney (Utah) $13,647,676 Richard Burr (North Carolina) $6,987,380 Roy Blunt (Missouri) $4,555,722 Thom Tillis (North C… Read More
Of Course It’s The Guns
2022-05-25 02:26
Kyle Clark is a Denver broadcaster who speaks the truth whether people like it or not. He makes some excellent points following the massacre today at Robb Elementary School in … Conti… Read More
Too Many Guns!
2022-05-25 00:44
This mural, “Crayons,” was painted by Gamma Acosta a day after the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012. Ten years later the shootings continue. Today it happened again, this time… Read More
2022-05-21 00:38
Yesterday in Boulder, this was the scene along Boulder Creek near downtown. Lots of socializing and sunbathing on an 86° afternoon. Twenty-four hours later, this was the scene, with the… Read More
Hanging In There
2022-05-20 16:26
“There are too many days now when I feel there is just no way for good people to retake control of our government.” Comment, SusanR, Pied Type, May 2, 2014 … Continue read… Read More
2022-05-09 16:55
From “America Is Not Ready for the End of Roe v. Wade” by the New York Times editorial board on May 6: The principle is clear: Women and men should … Continue reading It&r&hell…Read More
2022-05-09 06:20
I don’t follow horse racing, aside from occasionally catching the big races — in this case the Kentucky Derby. I hadn’t heard of any of the horses when the broadcast &helli&hell…Read More
2022-05-06 01:42
Five years in prison plus three years of mandatory parole. That’s the sentence of a former Loveland, Colo., police officer who, in 2020, violently arrested and injured 73-year-old Kare… Read More
A Good Laugh
2022-05-04 21:40
I borrowed this gem from blooper0223’s blog Serenity is a fuzzy belly. It had me laughing so hard I almost cried. And this morning, more than usual, I was in … Continue reading… Read More
Goodbye Roe V. Wade
2022-05-03 18:30
I’m not sure which is worse, a leaked Supreme Court document saying Roe v. Wade is being overturned or the fact that such a document was leaked at all. Politico … Continue readi… Read More
2022-04-29 18:54
I suppose it depends on whose ox is being gored, but forgiving or reducing student loans is unfair and wrong on several levels. Sure, those currently having to pay off … Continue read… Read More
Musk Buys Twitter; Now What?
2022-04-27 04:07
Elon Musk has purchased Twitter for $44 billion. What on earth does that mean? As someone who has barely used Twitter at all, it’s impossible for me to say. What … Continue read… Read More
2022-04-22 06:10
An Earth Day poem that, according to legend, many Portuguese people attached to trees in their forests: Ye who passes by and would raise your hand against me, harken ‘ere … Cont… Read More
2022-04-20 05:35
I don’t know about you but I’m not willing to trust my health to some young upstart judge in Florida. It’s all clearly explained on the National Public Radio website. &hell&hell…Read More
War Is A WMD
2022-04-19 00:47
In today’s New York Times, a story mentions the use of cluster bombs in Ukraine by both the Ukrainians and the invading Russians: Cluster munitions — a class of weapon compr… Read More
2022-04-15 07:02
If you are at all interested in military tactics or, more specifically, in how the Ukrainians are doing so well in their fight against the Russians, you must read Tom … Continue readi… Read More
2022-04-14 22:09
From RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty: Monotype Imaging, the U.S. company that owns several of the most popular fonts used on computers, says it has blocked access to its catalogue for users … Read More
2022-04-13 18:46
Like the Alaskan bear cam, the Decorah, Iowa, eagle cam is an annual treat. This year’s eaglets hatched March 26 and 27 and watching their development in the coming weeks … Cont… Read More
That Wicked Wind
2022-04-13 05:16
I’ve posted this wind map before, but in the past two or three weeks I’ve felt compelled to look it up again. We’ve had a number of extremely windy days … Continue r… Read More
You’ve Grounded Another Ship?
2022-04-10 17:29
Yesterday I saw a report that a giant container ship owned by the Evergreen Marine Corporation is hard aground in Chesapeake Bay. The ship, ironically named Ever Forward, has been … C… Read More
Academy Rules On Will Smith
2022-04-10 04:02
As punishment for his behavior at the Oscars telecast last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has banned Will Smith from participating in or attending any of … Con… Read More
Back In The Day
2022-04-09 16:39
A local newscaster noted today last week’s passing of C.W. McCall, born Bill Fries, the man who recorded the song “Convoy” back in 1975. McCall died last week at age &helli&hell…Read More
2022-04-08 16:20
I couldn’t tell you why, out of the blue, I decided to look up the definitions of fascism, communism, and socialism. But at some point in my precaffeinated state this … Continue… Read More
2022-04-07 18:20
NewsNation is reporting that, based on Google searches, we here in Colorado seek burritos more than any other state. And to satisfy your craving, they list the most popular burrito …… Read More
2022-04-07 15:41
Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on....: Truth is truth is truth … I didn't have my glasses on.... View original post Read More
Carlin On Stupidity
2022-04-06 03:47
I found this George Carlin quote on a piece I wrote back in 2012. At the time the topic was one particular anti-abortionist. What a shame that it still rings … Continue reading Carlin… Read More
Go Figure
2022-04-03 18:18
Maybe it was now or never for these two visitors on the summit of Pikes Peak (14,115 ft) this morning. The last day of their Spring Break, perhaps, or the … Continue reading Go figure Read More
She’s Baaaack
2022-04-02 17:32
Yesterday Sarah Palin, Alaska’s infamous half-governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, announced her candidacy for Alaska’s vacant seat in the US House of Repres… Read More
Today’s Math
2022-04-02 17:10
“1 bad cop + 99 good cops =100 bad cops” No attribution here. I don’t know where I first heard it, but given events in recent years in Colorado and … Continue readin… Read More
What Price Fame?
2022-04-01 01:10
No, I didn’t watch the Academy Awards Sunday night. Yes, I heard about the Will Smith debacle. Who in the world hasn’t? I was hugely disappointed. I’ve always really liked… Read More
2022-03-31 02:00
As is probably obvious to those who’ve been here before, I’ve changed themes again. I hope it doesn’t cause you any inconvenience. My only excuse is that I like tinkering… Read More
I’ve Been Wondering The Same Thing
2022-03-29 04:09
Despite it sounding like “me too-ism,” I have to say I’ve wondered for a number of months what John McCain would have said about today’s Republicans. He was an honest… Read More
2022-03-25 18:52
I love a great photography competition and there’s another one now in progress — the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Some of the category winners have already been announced… Read More
It’s Pronounced ‘JIF’
2022-03-24 18:08
Yesterday I could not have told you who Stephen Wilhite was. Nor is it likely I will be able to a few days from now. But he was the man who, in the late 1980s, created/invented/originated th… Read More
2022-03-23 21:28
Am I the only one in the world who is sick to death of awards and awards shows? The schedule I found indicates that this is the big month for awards, so that probably explains why they&rsquo&hell…Read More
Tough In Texas
2022-03-23 17:05
If you watch tv news at all, you probably saw this video yesterday. A red Texas pickup was caught by a tornado, spun around on its side, then set back on its wheels. And after that little am… Read More
Bury Me Not … Not Like This
2022-03-22 01:34
With all due respect to followers of belief systems unfamiliar to me, please don’t convert my remains to compost after I die. You see, last year the state of Colorado became the second… Read More
Spring Has Sprung
2022-03-20 19:08
At least according to the calendar, spring has officially sprung. That, despite the fact that we in Greater Denver have been warned for several days that we’re getting slapped with mor… Read More
2022-03-19 19:37
Luckily for me, Coca-Cola, in accordance with US sanctions on Russia, finally decided to stop doing business in Putin’s homeland. You see, I had decided one of the tiny little things I… Read More
A No Good Very Bad Day In LA
2022-03-19 05:19
This happened a few days ago and if you’ve been awake, you’ve no doubt seen it already. But for you few who haven’t … try to restrain your schadenfreude. Maybe this… Read More
All Hail Colbert
2022-03-18 18:12
I found this video on YouTube this morning, and if you love Stephen Colbert as much as I do, you’ll enjoy it. He’s a rare human being and I wish we had many more like him. Though… Read More
2022-03-18 05:02
Sorry, folks. The previous theme, Twenty Twenty-One, was just a flash in the pan after all and here I am back with Resonar. The light/dark thing was pretty cool, but there were some things I… Read More
2022-03-16 07:26
I needn’t confess because if you’ve been here before, it’s obvious. I succumbed to temptation, boredom, and a persistent creative itch and installed a new theme. Again. For… Read More
2022-03-11 00:18
Originally posted on I didn't have my glasses on....: The kids at West Side Elementary in Healdsburg, Calif., handed out Peptoc hotline cards to help spread the word about the project &mdash&hell…Read More

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