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Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Importance of Being Uncool

Are you uncool? Have you always been that way? When he died in what some would consider an uncool way, the master actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's great moments in cinema were all over the web. The Almost Famous clip on being "uncool" seemed to be everywhere, resonating with the cool and uncool alike. Show More Summary

Michael Sam -- An Inspiration to All

Fighting for equality is never an easy thing. To challenge discriminatory policies or change people's pre-conceived ideas is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do. While fighting for your rights is not an easy path however, fighting for the rights of others is even harder still. Show More Summary

My Kids Aren't My 'Adopted' Kids

The Woody Allen-Dylan Farrow saga is one of those train wrecks where we just can't avert our eyes no matter how hard we try. But for adoptive parents, it has an added layer of injury. Story after story describes Dylan as Allen's "adopted"...Show More Summary

The Walking Dead's EP Gale Anne Hurd Talks Season 4 Part 2

For the latest issue of Starburst Magazine we get deep with The Walking Dead's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. [CAUTION: Spoilers ahead.] VB: Congrats on the show getting renewed for a 5th season! GAH: Thank you! We're all so happy to be coming back. Show More Summary

I'm With Stupid: What Does the Fox Mean, Stewy?

My wife has always believed that seeing a fox is good luck. I would argue, based on my encounters with the creatures, that foxes are not so much harbingers of good luck as they are signs that one has done something good or chosen the proper path. Show More Summary

Iraq Veteran Counters Coffman's Proposal to Re-Deploy Troops in Iraq

To my way of thinking, Rep. Mike Coffman dropped a bombshell on KNUS' Dan Caplis show last month, when he said he "certainly" supports re-deployment of advisory troops in Iraq, if invited. Caplis listened as Coffman said America is "suffering the consequences" of not having troops in Iraq today. Show More Summary

Sochi Olympics: Issues, Beauty and Humanity

The 2014 Sochi Olympics games have started. Unfortunately, issues in Sochi seem to dominate the news about these Olympics. As an athlete and a coach, I love watching great performances. They represent thousands of hours of practice. Perfect movement is beauty and an illustration of what the human body can do. Show More Summary

Candidate Will Debate Talk-Radio Hosts But Not Real Opponents!

I was worried that the re-constituted Dan Caplis radio show (minus the occasional left-leaning questions from Craig Silverman) would turn out to be a combination of ritualistic chest-thumping and high-school cheerleading for Colorado...Show More Summary

Why Shaming Kids for Their Parents' Mistakes Is Wrong

Two days ago, my son's school required the registration paperwork for the next school year. I missed the deadline. Luckily, so did a lot of other people, and the school administrators kindly accepted my registration packet today. When I was in high school, my dad had a stroke and fell into a coma for 16 months. Show More Summary

Listening With Pleasure

In the 15 years since I took that first step on my apron journey, I've received many aprons in the mail. Always, the aprons are lovingly packaged, as to make the best first impression upon arrival. When I spy a large envelope in the mail delivery, my heart beats a tad faster because I anticipate the package holds a piece of someone's history. Show More Summary

The Best Valentine's Day Gift Ever

No sooner did my husband drive down the driveway last week when one of the smoke alarms in the house started blasting. Blasting as in ear-splitting, migraine-inducing, scare-the-dogs-off, hurt-your-molars blasting. Vic was too far away...Show More Summary

Snow Zone Treat

Rejoice! The swath of snow storms that is making life miserable in other parts of the country is joyfully greeted in the parched High Plains of Colorado by those whose livelihoods are dependent on spring's verdant land. Living where the average yearly moisture amounts to 13 inches, I tend to greet snow flakes like a visit from Elvis. Show More Summary

AUDIO: Ted Nugent Goes Crazy on Denver Radio Show

Moments after Denver talk-radio host Peter Boyles introduced him on air Monday morning, rocker Ted Nugent delivered a bizarre series of insults and slurs, saying the "media in this country is basically Joseph Goebbels' propaganda ministry"...Show More Summary

Seahawks And Pete Carroll Win Super Bowl By Doing It Their Way

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Denver Broncos 43-8 on Sunday to capture the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. And they cinched the victory by doing it their own way. Head coach Pete Carroll is the main man responsible for that. Show More Summary

WATCH: Embracing Awkwardness (Video)

Why Give a Damn: Because who hasn't felt anxiety about being awkward? And because Banks is the most adorably awkward dude in the Universe. I have to be honest with you. As the brand new Editor in Chief of, I was feeling...Show More Summary

I'm With Stupid: Xactly What Is so Fun About These Games?

Before I dive into this week's column, I want to offer a disclaimer: Unlike some Roaring Fork Valley residents, I have nothing against the X Games. They bring local merchants and hotels a lot of business, they give Aspen a tremendous amount of exposure with young people and they've somehow managed to change Buttermilk's image from boring to rad. Show More Summary

Finding the 'Super' in This Year's Super Bowl

The name "Super Bowl" was inspired by the Rose Bowl, a college football playoff game that went down in a stadium shaped like -- wait for it -- a bowl. But super is supposed to mean "very good" or "excellent." And while there was some...Show More Summary

Peyton Manning and the Top 20 QBs of All-Time

I write this blog to celebrate the greatest quarterback of our lifetime, and to present the nineteen quarterbacks that now trail behind him. Rather than relying on traditional or contemporary sentiment, the methodology of this unique ranking is purely logical. Show More Summary

Colorado Ahead of the Curve in Bipartisan Election Panel's Recommendations

Colorado has worked hard to create smart, forward-thinking election laws and process, and now a bipartisan, presidential commission has validated our efforts and recommended similar reforms in all states. President Obama's State of the...Show More Summary

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