Isak Heartstone is a 15-foot tall wooden troll sculpture located on the Trollstigen Trail in Breckenridge, Colorado. Originally built as a part of the annual Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA) held in August, Isak was created by the Danish artist Thomas Dambo, who is known worldwide for bringing awareness to recycling and upcycling by building great things out of trash. . . . . . #isakheartstone #breckenridge #colorado #troll

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Gates of the Rocky Mountains

Friday July 19, 1805 Captain Lewis: “The Musquetoes are very troublesome to us as usual.    this morning we set out early and proceeded on very well tho’ the water appears to encrease in volocity as we advance.    the current has been strong all day and obstructed with some rapids, tho’ these are butContinue reading “Gates of the Rocky Mountains”

The Incompetence of the Denver Post

It’s no secret that newsprint is dying.  Mostly all news is delivered digitally.  Why would I wait for a morning newspaper to read the news I can get on my phone? For a while, I enjoyed receiving the Sunday paper.  It became part of a morning routine.  Wake up, walk the dog, make breakfast, and eat breakfastContinue reading “The Incompetence of the Denver Post”

Week 1 – Temperance

Temperance: Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation As part of the Plan for Attaining Moral Perfection series,  I will be living one of the 13 virtues described by Benjamin Franklin in the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.  You can read how all this got started here.  This week I’ll be focused on living theContinue reading “Week 1 – Temperance”

Hiking Staunton State Park With Tommy

A couple of weeks ago, my wife, Tommy, and I went for a hike at Staunton State Park in Pine, Colorado.  This was the second time this winter that Tommy has gone for a stroller hike.  You can check out our last trip to Roxborough here. It was a warm 65 degree day in JanuaryContinue reading “Hiking Staunton State Park With Tommy”

Our New White House Press Secretary

Is it just me or does the new White House Press Secretary look just like the actor John Heard?  He’s known by me mostly as the character Vin Makazian from The Sopranos.  He’s also pretty well known for playing the father, Peter McCallister, in Home Alone.  This is coincidently the same movie that has aContinue reading “Our New White House Press Secretary”