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Monthly Archives: August 2019

 

Aleece Henman

August 31st, 2019

Aleece Henman is a Denver raised artist, designer, and poet. She’s always had a vivid imagination and enjoyed expressing herself through many different mediums. Her mother recognized her talent at a young age and nurtured her creative spirit by crafting at home as well as exploring additional arts and crafts classes and activities. She holds a BS in Visual Communications from Westwood College. For the past few years she’s been living her dream, showing her art in local galleries. Her work is currently on display at Spectra and Mad Alchemist Tattoo Shop in Aurora. Henman’s portraiture... Read More

Denver Hex Fest

August 31st, 2019

Hex Fest is Denver’s largest metal festival of the summer. September 6th and 7th, the musical onslaught hits Lost Lake Lounge, The Bluebird, and Goosetown Tavern. The massive lineup includes 30 brutal bands, plus tons of food, drinks, merch, and even artists on hand giving out free hex tattoos. You read that right: free tattoos. Hex Fest is way too big for one venue, so they’re going with a three-pronged approach. Lost Lake Lounge, The Bluebird, and Goosetown Tavern will split the bands ten apiece over the two days. Needless to say, this event brings in bands from all corners of the... Read More

How to Win the Office Pool – Fantasy Football 2019

August 30th, 2019

If you followed my advice last season, undoubtedly it was a stellar year.  It was close to perfection as my quarterback threw for miles, the tight end lit up the scoreboard, and no-names like the Chicago Bears Tarik Cohen and the Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones surprised all. The 2018 squad predictably survived a 2-2 start as they waited for Julian Edelman to come off a four-game suspension for steroids, selected a Zach Ertz early in the draft to pay dividends, and told you that Cooper Kupp would be something special. If you took my advice, you jogged to the Championship Game along with me.  It... Read More

Three Facts You Should Know About the Amazon Fire and Why It Matters

August 29th, 2019

If you didn’t know the Amazon rainforest is on fire, you may be on a media diet or hiding under a rock. The Amazon rainforest, located in northwestern Brazil and extending into Colombia, Peru, and other South American countries, is the world’s largest tropical rainforest. It has been called the planet’s lungs because its vast forests release oxygen and store carbon dioxide. Some scientists say a better way to understand the Amazon’s role is as a sink, draining heat-trapping carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Currently, the world is emitting around 40 billion tons of CO2 into the... Read More

71-Year-Old Punches Bear Burgling Home

August 28th, 2019

An elderly couple living in Jefferson County was met with a shock as they investigated a noise downstairs Monday night. The couple found a bear in their kitchen which had broken through the screen door with her cub and was eating a loaf of bread. The bear panicked and attacked the man to protect her cub, at which point the main punched the bear and his wife beat it with a baseball bat. Both mama bear and cub fled back through the screen door, leaving the man with a few scratches and bruises, but nothing major. His wife was unharmed. Colorado Parks and Wildlife was notified of the incident and went... Read More

Zabiti

August 27th, 2019

Immersive theater is having a moment. I attended a “summit” on immersives just last week. I actually had no idea what “immersives” were and just went because I was invited by someone who thought I should be there. The MC of the event informed the audience that the genre is defined by the audience being an active and interactive part of the theater experience. It’s a broad genre that includes everything from dinner detective shows to escape rooms to live action role-playing games (LARPing). Turns out I’ve been writing about immersives for months and didn’t even know it.  I intend... Read More

Survey Says Colorado Most Desirable State

August 26th, 2019

A recent survey showed that Colorado was the most desirable state to move to in the United States, with 55% of people surveyed saying that they wanted to relocate here. Colorado was followed up by Hawaii and California, with Florida, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon following close behind. The beautiful outdoors and subsequent activities were listed as reasons for all the top 3 states. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama were the bottom 3 states. Some states were so undesirable that participants in the survey wouldn’t move there even if they were... Read More

Yoga For Snowboarding: 6 Poses To Prep You For Winter Riding

August 25th, 2019

  It’s almost that time of year. Tiny hints of autumn are already in the air. With cooler weather on its way, so is the (hopeful) promise of a strong snow season. I say this with great enthusiasm;  I’m a snowboarder. Winter sports are my favorite, and nothing complements my yoga practice more than strapping into bindings and cutting through moguls like butter. A moving meditation in and of itself, snowboarding is a great activity for building patience and resilience. It goes hand-in-hand with yoga in terms of physical endurance. If you’ve already establish a strong yoga practice, snowboarding... Read More

Let the Games Begin

August 25th, 2019

Everyone should spend a little time working in either the food industry, retail, or customer service. More than any other profession, you’ll witness some of the best and worst aspects of human behavior. When your job is to serve food or handle phone calls, you’ll see moments of towering generosity, unimaginable pettiness, and everything in between. I’ve been there. I spent over ten years trapped in a cubicle, armed with nothing more than a phone, a disinterested managerial team, and a substandard personal computer. My job was to be an abuse sponge, soaking up invective from people who really... Read More

How Hemp Will Help Our World’s Health

August 24th, 2019

With the recent news about the Amazon rainforest fires, people are taking action to learn about what’s going on and find ways to help. The fires have risen nearly 83% since last year, and almost 73,000 fires have been reported across the rainforest. The destruction is reported to be the cause of deliberately set fires for the locals to clear land in order to meet the demand for animal agriculture. The land is deforested and cleared for animals or crops for animals to eat and accounts for 91% of the deforestation. There’s been a total of 136 million rainforest acres cleared for animal agriculture.... Read More