Thirty

I turned 30 over two months ago. Since I’m only only getting stronger, faster and more handsome with each year, I have nothing to lament. As my father said in my birthday card, “Only 10 more years until you begin making sense!” With that being said, I do want to tell my 18-year-old self something, […]

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John Adams

I’ve been a bit obsessed with John Adams lately. He’s a fascinating person, and thanks to the endless letters with his wife, friends, and family, he’s terrific biographer fodder. Which makes me wonder. In 150 years, if I accomplish anything worth recalling, what will be the aggregate of my life? Chrome bookmarks, Twitter feed, Facebook […]

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Making a city

For six months I’ve been drafting a post in my ginger brain about my favorite aspects of Denver. Restaurants, hikes, good people, random finds and such. But since you can check Yelp for that shit, I’m going to write about what might be an even better measurement of what makes this city so special – […]

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Hemingway

I interrupt the otherwise constant static that is this blog to post from a NYT article. Anyone who knows me I have a senseless fascination with the person/idea/ideal that is Hemingway. This Op-Ed was written by a close friend of his and was their final conversation. ————- I visited him in June. He had been […]

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What now?

I want to talk about the gun control legislation struck down by the Senate today.* Embarrassing seems to be the only way to describe it. Truly embarrassing. Embarrassing for Republicans, Democrats and the gun lobbyists that killed this bill against all common sense. Embarrassing for any past or future victim of senseless gun crime. I […]

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1,750 miles later

As I write this it’s been, within a couple hours, exactly one month since Diana and I sold almost everything, packed the rest and drove 1,750 miles to Denver. The days since have been the longest and shortest of my life. Sitting here now, our three-day drive across the country seems to have happened to […]

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Ode to Bloo

A moment from the donut shop this morning that I want to remember. I was ordering my usual Friday dozen when a kid walked in behind me. Late teens, sharp blue dress shirt, clean shoes. Kid asks the cashier for one donut hole. “Just one? We don’t sell donut holes just one at a time.” […]

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Lawrence of Arabia

This. This I want. Plenty of movies have captured my imagination. Any Eastwood and most things Tarantino. If Spielberg directed it (let’s not talk about the stuff he’s been executive producing lately) I love it. A hundred no-name directors who conveyed a convincing moment. But nothing has captured my attention like Lawrence of Arabia. Peter […]

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