Monster in the drink

As I write this, SpaceX’s Dragon space capsule is on a boat, having splashed down 250 miles off the California coast on Sunday. Monsters loom off both coasts, then: Frankenstorm to the east, Dragon to the west. The Dragon capsule splashed...

Richard Mourdock and God’s intent

Indiana Senate Candidate Richard Mourdock lit up the media yesterday with the following comment: The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother. I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to...

Aurora shooting, close to home

I was planning on riding my bike over to University of Colorado Hospital this afternoon, but a three square block area through which I normally pedal has been cordoned off. You see, James Holmes, 24, the alleged Dark Night murderer — who...

TEDx talk is up on YouTube

My #TEDxMileHigh talk, “Colorado Mavericks,” is up on YouTube at http://bit.ly/SvJvqT; a bit of background here: http://bit.ly/JM8xly. Final draft of the talk: Making the leap  I’m Todd Neff. So many stories of epic success (personal...

Falcon feathers

I’m getting into road biking, seeing that soccer, even over-30 coed, is not a long-term fitness solution for 43-year-olds. On July 4, I went for a morning ride with my friend Greg Laugero. Greg was a late arrival to cycling, I think roughly my...

Colorado wildfires aren’t so big

Given the play of the Waldo Canyon (Colorado Springs), High Park (Fort Collins) and Boulder (Flatirons) wildfires, I’m getting notes and calls from folks worried that flames are approaching our home in east Denver, 20 miles from the nearest...

‘Jars’ wins Colorado Book Award

My book, From Jars to the Stars, won the 2011 Colorado Book Award for History at the annual Colorado Humanities and Center for the Book ceremony in Aspen last Friday. This is particularly gratifying to me because, being the history category...

Apolitical record-temperatures map

A politically neutral map of record temperatures in the United States, courtesy of Climate Central. If you’re in Virginia, check it out before the state legislature bans the use of the term “record temperature” in reference to...