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Two spooky-season stories of getting over the hill

Today is my birthday. I was born on Oct. 21, 1959 in Denver. That makes me 62 years old as of today. That means I am coming up on the 62nd Anniversary of my first experience in Golden. It happened a … more

Joyful to see JSO jamming again

In the “things are finally getting back to normal” category I want to turn the spotlight on an event that was a staple of this column for years but has been on hold for a while. It’s the season … more

Warm your belly or send a chill down your spine

Well, I did it again. I decided to order a pizza to pick up and totally forgot about the final Super Cruise of the season happening last Saturday. I write about it in my column, tell friends about it … more

Coming on home to Golden events this fall

Wow! After about a year and a half of treasure hunting to find some kind of live events to write about, this weekend has a huge abundance of them so we’re going to go a little Avenue Flashes “old … more

Bales of fun to be had this fall

Well, fall is officially here! I always love the changing leaf colors, cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets. I also like the holidays that happen in the Fall, particularly Halloween. As I have … more

Dusting off my formal clothes and thinking about frauleins

As we get older, we start running into various reminders that we aren’t quite what we used to be. In my case, what I used to be was slim with a full head of dark hair. Now? Um, not so much. Of … more

Good time to appreciate some art and smile

I’ve been hanging out in and around downtown Golden a lot lately and I’ve noticed that something big is making a comeback. Smiles! You just see a lot of happy people roaming around smiling and … more

The park is the place to be

I am so happy to be able to write something about events that are actually going to happen as opposed to a year of notifying everyone about things that are canceled. Of course, some things are still … more

A swell summer Saturday itinerary

I had some work to do up in the mountains last weekend and got to experience, once again, what flash flooding looks like up there. It was kind of a wet Saturday and all around the area, but up in our … more

Playing it safe in the outdoors this summer

Well, it’s about the middle of the summer season and already we have experienced a few days of extremely hot weather. August is coming so it’s likely that we haven’t seen the last scorcher week … more

Curtain rises on live theater in town once again

“I’m back in the saddle again”. Those are the opening lyrics to not one, but two different songs of totally different styles from completely separate eras. The first one was an old cowboy song … more

Of buffaloes and boulders

Well, we had a fairly close to normal Fourth of July weekend this year. It was great to see people out and about doing the things that make Summer fun. I totally got in the spirit and actually bought … more

Celebrating some normality with a bang

Hey, can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July already? That statement about our annual national celebration, as well as about almost every other holiday has become kind of a running joke with … more

So much wonderful newness to explore around town

As most of my readers know, I grew up here in Golden. As a kid I also lived in Chicago during a lot of summers as my mom was the public relations director for the Chicago Symphony during its summer … more

Dog adoption event this Saturday

If you have been reading my column for a little while, you will remember a couple of my periodic updates on my two boys, Mad Max and Ivan the Terrible. Those are the two Siberian Husky pups we … more

Cruise on over to a time-honored chrome-clad Golden event

Here in the good old USA we all have one thing in common. Cars. We drive them, ride in them, collect them, see them everywhere and for some people it’s an obsession. I personally know a bunch of … more

Keeping it wild on the World Wide Web

Once in a while something catches my eye and sparks my imagination. Often times it’s putting two and two together and getting some other number than four. I tend to think a little bit farther … more

Three events to help with spring cleaning

Right off the bat I want to take a moment to congratulate this year’s class at the Colorado School of Mines. This weekend will be the commencement ceremonies and they will be held in person, not … more

Flowstate is truly great

I have to stop watching all this stuff on YouTube. Since I found out that I can watch all these videos on my television instead of my computer or phone, it opened up a whole new way to waste endless … more
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