If Mister Rogers knew Taz Romine-Mann, he’d probably consider him a kindred spirit.
Taz’s job was to move a major solar company’s operations to the Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver. Sun Valley is a primarily residential, inner-city neighborhood. It’s culturally diverse, home of Blacks, Hispanics, Ethiopians, Middle Easterners, and more, and it’s close knit. It’s […]Continue Reading →
I wondered – why are the political parties called “left” and “right? Does it have something to do with left brain/right brain thinking? Our right brains are the creative side, the left is more methodical, more linear. Turns out, brains do have something to do with it — something I was surprised to find out.
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Ashley, Renee and six others stood in pairs massaging each others’ shoulders, scratching each others’ backs, and sweeping away stagnant energy with their hands. Then they hugged each other tightly, let go enough to bow to each other, and said, “kam sa ham ni da.”Continue Reading →
We have champion skiers, champion soccer players, even champion eaters – but did you know we also have champion trees? Every year we name more than 750 specific native trees in the U.S. “champions.” What do they do to deserve this honor?Continue Reading →
When I mentioned to a friend I was going to use “Being Happy | Being Single” as a tagline for Flying High Solo, she shrieked, “No, no. Not happy! Content, maybe.” It got me thinking – what does it mean to be happy? What is happiness, really?Continue Reading →
Remember that quirky cup you drank cocoa from in your childhood? You just might find one like it in a museum. Those doorstops, chairs, vases, teapots, lamps, and bowls sitting casually in your parents’ or grandparents’ homes, those mundane everyday objects, just might be valuable.
Do-it-yourself “Antiques Roadshow”
One way to discover whether you have […]Continue Reading →
The Coen brothers’ latest film “Inside LLewyn Davis” is notable for being dark – in mood and message. It takes place in 1961 and the scenes are dulled out, absent of color. Davis is a lone folk singer trying to make it after the other half of his duo jumps off a bridge. We wonder […]Continue Reading →
Unfortunately, those tiny plastic beads in facial cleansers and other skin products are causing water pollution. They pass right through waste water filters and flow into lakes and oceans – and, because they look like fish eggs, they’re mistaken for food by fish and other wildlife.Continue Reading →
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