13 Things I Learned in 2013

New Year’s resolutions are nice, but life doesn’t cycle in neat periods of 12 months at a time. Rather than listing resolutions at the head of the new year, I tend to push the reset button when life demands it, or when  procrastination happens to disappear as a viable option. Plus, if you sign up Continue Reading »

Colorado Floods: How to Show Support

I’m excited that Salon chose to publish my op-ed on the Colorado floods about the indifferent reactions I experienced, initially, to the news. Media numbness aside, the Colorado community has come together in amazing ways during this disaster. First responders, friends, family, neighbors, volunteers, nonprofit workers, businesses: THANK YOU for continuing to jump in and help. Continue Reading »

The San Juan Skyway: Worth the Million Bucks

If you only have one chance in your life to drive in Colorado, this is your byway. From mountain views reminiscent of Heidi to sacred Ancient Pueblan cities to a working 19th century coal-fired train, the San Juan Skyway is Colorado on steroids. The stretch between Ouray and Silverton alone, known as the Million Dollar Continue Reading »

Trail of the Ancients: A Living Mystery

Epic mysteries and lost civilizations. That’s what you’ll find in the southwestern corner of Colorado, on the Trail of the Ancients. On December 18, 1888, two cowboys trotted up to a stone city built inside of a cliff. Labyrinthine and built with stunning attention to detail, the Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde has fascinated and Continue Reading »

Thank You, Tattered Cover

I was honored to be able to speak at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver last week. Here’s a really blurry mobile picture of the talk. Bottom line, the Tattered Cover is one of America’s most regal bookstores, with a spacious events hall that has hosted everyone from Buckminster Fuller to Barack Obama, and it Continue Reading »