So you think you’re having a bad day

I do a lot of writing for University of Colorado Hospital, in particular for a publication called UCH Insider, which goes out to… well, guess. Biweekly, via e-mail. Amazing stories happen in this academic medical center. What I like  is...

A random act of kindness

Yesterday I was running a bit late for an appointment. Gorgeous day in Denver, it’s 3.5 miles away, parking is a pain, so I decided to ride my new-to-me (but used) road bike. A 17-pound carbon-fiber Scott CR-1 indeed gets one from Lowry to...

‘Jars’ a Colorado Book Award finalist

My book, From Jars to the Stars, is a history-category finalist for the Colorado Book Awards, a real honor. The other two finalists:  Breaking the Ties that Bound: The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia, by Barbara Alpern Engel...

A waste of time well-spent

An incredible waste of time, well-spent. For me, this afternoon was both. I was at the Colorado Authors Open House and Book Signing during the the Longmont Library Festival. The first warning sign should have been the presence of...