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Monthly Archives: November 2018

 

Colorado Poet Series: Interview with Alyse Knorr

November 30th, 2018
Copper Mother by Alyse Knorr

The local literary scene is, one must remember, a community.  (One you can be a part of, by the way, whether you’re a writer or reader!) In fact, after I interviewed the poet Elizabeth Robinson who connected me with fiction writer David Hicks, and it was David Hicks who recommended that I reach out to poet Alyse Knorr. It was my pleasure to read two of Alyse Knorr’s poetry collections, Copper Mother and Mega-City Redux for the purpose of this interview. These collections of poetry and prose respectively are both delightfully dense and unusual explorations which perpetuate insightful... Read More

Bites with Blondie: The Sweet Tooth In All of Us

November 30th, 2018
Rocket Fizz Candy Store

Hello. My name is Katie…. And I am a candy-a-holic. (Hiiiiiii Katie) It’s true. I’m a sucker for it. Fully addicted. Gummy bears, jelly beans, sour patch kids, york peppermint patties, fun dips, pixie sticks, sweet tarts, taffy, Swedish fish, Cat tails – even those yucky little hard candies every grandmother has sitting in a old dish – You name it. I like it. I know what you’re thinking. Katie – you need help. Seriously girl, get your self together. The truth might be in the pudding – mmmm pudding – but the reality is much more straightforward; here is no real rehab for... Read More

Chef Knives: What Do The Professionals Use?

November 29th, 2018
Chef Knives

            This article is to not serve as a promotion for any businesses mentioned below   We have all been there, watching the food channels on the television, and the thought occurs to you: What are these professionals using? Which knife brands should I be looking at? While we all love a celebrity chef, let’s consider the local professionals that work hard to bring quality to your plate, whether you used a delivery method to eat at home, or you are dining in, you matter. In the same breath, the quality of their tools matter, it is easy to understand that a sharp knife... Read More

Hotel Luna Mystica – Glamping Done Right

November 29th, 2018
Hotel Luna Mystica

Hotel Luna Mystica Down in New Mexico at the foot of Wheeler peak and right next to the Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership stands a little-known hotel…if you want to call it that.  Hotel Luna Mystica is what they call it and it is an amazing place dotted with restored vintage trailers, campsites, and even trailer hookups if you bring your own. Trailer park? Not quite. At the risk of this place being overrun, let me tell you a little bit about it. The Best Winter Glamping Escape Close to Colorado Hotel Luna Mystica is an experience, to say the least, they have several restored vintage trailers... Read More

3 Tips This Holiday Season To Do Less, And Enjoy More

November 29th, 2018
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Thanksgiving kicks off weeks of eating, shopping, parties, and family gatherings. Most people feel a mix of joy and anxiety right before and during the holidays. Statistics show that up to 69 percent of people are stressed by lack of time, 69 percent are stressed by a lack of money, and 51 percent are stressed out about the pressure to give or get gifts. A British study examined people’s stress levels and other behavior during the holiday season. For anyone feeling less than on top of things, the turning point from mild to severe stress comes on December 18 and peaks on Christmas Day. According... Read More

People’s Building – Aurora Arts District

November 27th, 2018
People's Building

I’ve never had much truck with communism. I was born in the 80’s and have only the faintest memory of the Berlin Wall coming down. My ultra-Conservative scholastic education impressed upon me that the only success of the Soviets and the “Red Chinese” (yes, that was the actual term used) was to slaughter and starve millions of people. This impression was not wrong; Stalin and Mao weren’t fun people at parties. And it left me with a deep distrust of anything labeled “The People’s,” whether that’s an army or an industry. Thus, it was with some skepticism that I learned that there’s... Read More

Motivational Monday – Do you have a plan?

November 26th, 2018
If you fail to plan..

We are officially in the holiday season!  2018 Thanksgiving is complete, along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday and only 35 days remaining before we begin a new year.   Have you thought about your holiday plans?   Where will you go?  What is on your wish list?  Do you know what you will get for the special people in your life?  What parties will you attend, or will you host?  What will you eat?   Planning, planning and more planning! Think about how much time, energy, and effort we put into planning related to the holiday season. I am the first one to admit to many hours I have spent... Read More

A Big Strong Man Who Needs Saving – Local Movie Reviewer Glows About Ralph Breaks the Internet

November 25th, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet

There’s a vast world of difference between a family movie and a kid’s movie. If you’re a) a parent or b) someone who spends a chunk of time around children, you know the difference immediately. But what is the difference? It’s a tricky concept, to be sure, and I think there’s a great deal of overlap between the two. I can hear you muttering under your breath, “Who cares? What difference does it make?” Here’s the thing about that, Disgruntled Reader Whom I Just Made Up — at some point in your life, you may be called upon to take a kid to a movie. Your enjoyment of the film may... Read More

Cannabis Athlete Research for Holiday Cash

November 24th, 2018
cannabis research

Could you use some extra cash for the holidays? Are you active and consume cannabis? How about just active? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might qualify to participate in ongoing cannabis research right here in Colorado! There are several research studies being conducted throughout the state, and you can find one that fits you best. For any athletes out there who currently consume cannabis or haven’t consumed any cannabis products for the past 6 months, you could qualify for the cannabis activity study! The University of Northern Colorado Sport and Exercise Science Department... Read More

3 Ways To Incorporate Your Favorite Brewery Into Your Post-Holiday Workout

November 24th, 2018
workout class in a brewery

As I sit here looking at the aftermath of yet another successful Thanksgiving – a sink full of dishes, stretchy pants donned, and a can of cold cider in hand. I reflect on the next few weeks and wonder silently to myself, “How will I possibly work off my holiday indulgences and still enjoy my favorite beers?!” After I briefly panic at the thought of cutting my favorite brews out of my routine; a thought crosses my mind, “Why not incorporate my favorite breweries and beers into my workout routine?!” Genius. Here’s 3 ways to incorporate your favorite brewery into your post-holiday workout... Read More