Kick the Bucket List

Publishing in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 13 "Friendships, favorite haunts better than any bucket list" If you love the outdoors, it’s time to kick the bucket list and start recreating with a sense of place. Americans, with our passion for individuality and living in the moment, love the bucket list. For some, it... Continue Reading →

Community is the Cost of Convenience

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, February 11th, 2020 Recently, I have been lucky enough to experience a number of inconveniences in my life. Last week, for example, 22 inconvenient inches of snow trapped several cars on the corner in front of my house, and I helped push them out. A few weeks before... Continue Reading →

Permit Systems Narrow the Gateway to the Outdoors

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, May 8, 2019. In the age of competitive online permitting systems and limited-use restrictions, digital expertise is, bizarrely, becoming an essential outdoor skill. While recovering from the 12-hour flu on Saturday night, I was participating in one of my daily rituals: refreshing Recreation.gov to see if any permits... Continue Reading →

Put Teachers First and Students will Thrive

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, January 9th, 2019. In the unhealthy relationship between public education and the classroom teacher, teachers are both the abuser and the abused. Along with building and district leadership, they are the ones gaslighting each other and themselves that it is somehow all OK. They see their peers giving... Continue Reading →

Do You Speak Emoji?

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent December 11th, 2018. Welcome to the 'Super Nerd' edition of the Ante-Milennial. Today I will explain why "kids these days" may actually be fluent in a form of communication which you and I will never master. My goal is to prove that emojis are a legitimate form of... Continue Reading →

We Can Still Save Colorado’s Schools

Published in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, November 14, 2018. For the last three months, I have taken my column away from serious politics, unable or unwilling to deal with the deaf shouting match that is politics. Midterms came and went, with their crescendo of opinions. And I originally planned to write about the use... Continue Reading →

Tales from the Riverside Crypt

Published on the NRS Duct Tape Diaries on October 26, 2017. (Check out my true story, Skinwalkers of Desolation Canyon, below) The sun has finally gone down and the crackle of burning kindling echoes off the canyon walls. Beer or wine or hot cocoa in hand, you inch a little closer to hear the chilling... Continue Reading →

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