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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought I would share a little bit about its origins. From the time we are small children we are told that we’re supposed to wear a little bit … more
It is close enough to St. Paddy’s day to relay the ancient Irish yarn of the old crow teaching the younger crow. I first heard the story as it was retold by Conrad Bladey from his Black Box of … more
For decades, communities across Colorado and the West have engaged in a contract with the federal government. This is because many counties have large swaths of federal land within their borders in the form of BLM land, national forests, and … more
Thirty-two years ago this week - March 6, 1983, to be exact - the United States Football League played its very first games. The inaugural opening day began with the Los Angeles Express and New … more
As far as I know, world champion wrestler, boxing trainer and strongman William Muldoon only set foot in Colorado for a few fights, but that did not stop him from being connected with the place. … more
During prohibition in the ‘20s and early ‘30s, it was often referred to as “the Loophole.” Section 6 and 7 of the Volstead Act, provided a way to legally purchase and sell Whiskey at a … more
My son, Garrison, will celebrate his 21st birthday on Friday, Feb. 20. But that can’t be possible because it seems like only a short while ago he was born at Redlands Community Hospital in southern … more
Even though I have two pioneer-spirited daughters, I don’t always think of how women in history seem to be neglected in a male-centric telling of the story. Besides that, breaking boundaries and … more
Thomas Alva Edison, the “Wizard of Menlo Park,” is one of the greatest inventors in the history of the world. In his 84 years, Edison acquired a record 1,093 United States patents (singly or … more
Groucho actually began his career as a female impersonator, according to the March, 1974 issue of Playboy, playing a singer in a smalltime vaudeville troupe, The LeRoy Trio, in 1905. “With the … more
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