I thought I'd update my previous post about my neighborhood because things have changed. Areas of change are: the Area; the people; and the crime. Let's get into it. The Area is that which is changing the most. Specifically the open space behind me, and the property south east, where ballfields are being built. The … Continue reading My Neighborhood: Update
is who I am. Or, more accurately, reflects who I've been since being born 73 years ago come this Thanksgiving. The apartment is small, one bedroom - just 800sq. feet. If I include the balcony, which I do. The balcony serves as garden, as well as a place for reading, rest, and contemplation. (Oh, and … Continue reading My Apartment
Korak, named after the son of Tarzan, was my first (of many many more) dog. And everyone's favorite, except for Bert. Because his dog Sasha, a big and mean Alaskan Husky, would sometimes fight furiously. It was 1969, Fort Collins, Colorado, and I was a sophomore at CSU. After Teddy and I came back from … Continue reading Korak’s Story: My first Dog
Big Dry Creek runs just north of my apartment complex. The complex is perhaps 100 feet above the creek, which runs all year out of Standley Lake, just east of Boulder, Colorado. Today, Tuesday August 16, 2022, it flooded. The creek flooded in a matter of minutes this morning. After the rain, at around 11:30, … Continue reading Big Dry Creek Flood
This Memorial Day weekend found me experiencing time travel. In mid-March my long-time friend passed away. His daughter and son decided to have a service for him and his long-time partner on that national day of remembrance. Fitting. The "returning" celebration was held on the land they had lived on for decades. It is land … Continue reading Memorial Day Down By The River
North Westminster, Colorado. 39:55'5" N 105:0'50" W. October 20, 2021.
THE GREAT DEBATE: Book one 2019: Living Solo POST / DATE Set Yourself Free. August 26, 2019 Living Solo. August 28, 2019 Living Solo, II. September 01, 2019 Writing is Thinking. September 03, 2019 Thinking of Drinking. September 05, 2019 Writing is Thinking, II. September 09, 2019 Thinking of Drinking, II. September 16, 2019 … Continue reading Table Of Contents
The Backstory or 'background knowledge' - i.e. the past, or the events that led me to think I should open a bookstore. In 1994, recently divorced with a school-age son, I decided to go back to college and major in Psychology. After graduating in 1996, I took a job in the field as a counselor … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore. Part III
Recently a reader of books from Amsterdam stated to me that she "never really understood what an Indie bookstore is." This post is in response to that. Because it's a very important thing - Indie bookstores. So important I wrote a chapter in my book, Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate, about the … Continue reading The Indie Bookstore. Part I
In 1974 James Michener published an epic, historical novel, Centennial. Subsequently (1978) it was made into a twenty-hour TV "miniseries". The book was typical Michener (over 1000 pages), taking us from prehistoric, earth forming days, up until the present. The Story was about Colorado, my home for (mostly) the last forty-five years. I was twenty-five … Continue reading Commitment To Loneliness, Freedom, Or Money?