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SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, … more

The past keeps populating the present

For the past year and a half, old acquaintances I haven’t heard from in five, ten, fifteen and even twenty years have written to me. Has the same thing been happening to you? Most have been former … more

Urgent: Slow down to control hurry sickness

Do you count the cars in front of you and always move to the line that seems to go faster? Do you check out the items in grocery carts ahead of you and calculate which check-out lane will move … more

Building a history of architecture in Denver

One of my favorite things about a city is the symphony of architectural and design styles that go into making it a vibrant and dynamic place to spend time. And History Colorado’s latest exhibit, … more

Fatherhood outside the box

Long ago I lived out of a suitcase and performed in a soul band for six years. The band was the Satisfactions, a mix of Midwestern and Washington, D.C. musicians that played one-to-four-week bookings … more

Failing to be facile was tassel-related hassle

You might think being chosen to speak at a high school graduation ceremony would be a welcome opportunity, especially for someone who is filled with opinions and loves the English language. No, I was … more

The Alpine Choral finds a road home

It’s difficult to imagine the challenge that an artist faces when they’re used to rehearsing and performing as part of a group, and suddenly find themselves in a situation where they must work on … more

An unusual route through our rocky road situation

What should you do when virtually everyone agrees that a problem exists but a solution has yet to be found despite years of discussion and debate? Colorado’s roads and highways are a mess. There … more

A numeral, a letter, and unsure what's better

What's 5G? What happened to 4G? Is 5G better than 4G? Is 6G next? Will the commercials for 6G be better than the commercials for 5G? The commercials for 5G give me a headache. Especially the ones … more

A million-dollar night of musical theater

The Arvada Center is celebrating the return of live musical theater with an experience that will be novel for both performers and audiences — musical theater outside. For the first time in 19 … more

Welcome to Denver — weather permitting

Phoenix, 96, and plenty of sun. Miami, 85, and partly cloudy. Denver, 42, with periods of rain mixed with snow and snow mixed with rain. Newcomers to Colorado want to know, “What’s going on?” … more

Trusting adults to be adult about this

I received my COVID-19 vaccine a few days ago. Knock on wood, I am doing just fine with no discernible side effects other than an expected sore arm. All during the pandemic I found that the most … more

A difficult year still provides hope

And just like that, it was summer. There really aren’t words to capture the gratitude I have for the educators, families and students as the school year comes to a close. In a year like no other, … more

Bigger, better, faster, higher, smarter

Society thrives on one-upmanship. In everything we do, whether we realize it or not, we set a bar. And as we set the bar, more often than not, we try and improve upon whatever it is we are doing. … more

Some words are great, and others just grate

So,” “listen,” “to be honest,” “at the end of the day,” “it is what it is,” “like,” “literally,” “right?” An April column invited readers to nominate words and phrases … more

Count on CJRO bringing the joy to Lakewood

If you ask most musicians, there's a unique thrill and community that comes with performing live. But it is difficult to imagine how much greater that feeling is when it has been more than a year … more

Weather and wildfire

Weather plays a major role in the birth, growth and ability to control a wildfire. Drought leads to extremely favorable conditions for wildfires, and winds aid a wildfire’s progress — weather can … more

We've come a long way together

He’s been following me for years. Waiting for me around every corner. I can’t get away from him. The truth is I don’t want to. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941. That means … more

A good guide to nearby mountain adventure

There is nothing inappropriate in venturing in the outdoors on your own, after all the whole outdoors world suggest a sense of adventure and offers exploring the unseen, the unknown, the new. But … more

Which side are you on?

As I sat outside enjoying my morning coffee and reading the news, the calm and normalcy of my day was interrupted by several people walking in my direction. They were easy enough to notice, as they … more
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