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Monthly Archives: April 2020

 

Three Ways to Take Advantage of Opportunities Created by Coronavirus

April 29th, 2020

Our lives have all changed due to coronavirus. It has fundamentally altered our work, school and off hours pursuits. You can’t watch TV without seeing a commercial for COVID-19. The news starts with the stats on the virus—either nationwide or locally, depending on the broadcast. For those who are working, there are emails, meetings, and even co-worker discussions about our current state of affairs and how it is affecting us. The coronavirus is disrupting our day-to-day lives, but that disruption is giving us the opportunity to reflect and reconsider what we do, the how, and the why. Consider... Read More

Grading the Broncos Draft – No Pass/Fail Allowed

April 28th, 2020

The 2020 NFL Draft was a little different this year to say the least.  Players sat at home on modest couches in comfortable clothing waiting for phone to ring. The Commissioner was booed as usual, but via Zoom versus the crazed fans that generally lament him in person. And the regular draft day commercials that often include beer, wings, and Ford F-150’s were replaced by all that is COVID-19. But it was football. The date was circled on my empty calendar weeks before, my life risked many days prior in order to stock up on alcohol, I sat in my favorite chair, wearing my favorite jersey, waiting... Read More

The Expanse of Dreams

April 26th, 2020

The Room is currently streaming on Shudder.   Some people love home renovation projects. Can’t get enough of them. I am not one of those people, due to a comical lack of handyman skills. An example? My involvement in a house painting project with my wife ended with an irritated lesson in proper brush techniques and the hissed admonition to “Go get pizza. Just go.” Needless to say, I got the pizza. Your experience might have been different. Many years ago, my friends Stacy and Dave bought a home located in a small town in New England. Having been built in the late 1700s, their house passed... Read More

The NFL Draft – And It’s Not a Replay!!!

April 21st, 2020

With apologies to the Johnsonville Cornhole Championships that recently aired on The Ocho, Thursday night marks the return of live, meaningful sporting events.  The NFL Draft will commence as scheduled despite the lack of medical examinations, face-to-face interviews, and private workouts of year’s past.  The Denver Broncos have 10 picks in this year’s draft, including the 15th spot in the first round where many are guessing wide receiver. But unless John Elway gives up some equity and moves up the draft board in order to grab a CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy, I see an offensive lineman instead,... Read More

Colorado to Reopen Gradually Beginning May 1

April 21st, 2020

Gov. Polis’ stay-at-home order expires April 27, and the Governor is instead instituting a ‘safer-at-home’ model, with suggestions for how businesses can begin to reopen. Businesses will have guidelines that still implement the six foot social distancing rules that have been in place. The general public was given the following model: Encouraged to stay at home unless necessary. Strongly advised to wear face coverings when out. No gatherings over 10 people. Sick people may not go to work. Avoid unnecessary travel. The following businesses will be allowed to reopen under the... Read More

[VIDEO] AF Thunderbirds in Flyover to Honor COVID-19 First Responders

April 19th, 2020

  The Air Force Academy Thunderbirds performed a flyover yesterday after the Air Forcer Academy’s graduation in honor of the frontline COVID-19 first responders. Vice President Mike Pence originally was going to deliver the commencement speech virtually but made last minute adjustments on Tuesday and flew out to deliver the speech. “The Thunderbirds are thrilled to continue on a tradition of culminating the Air Force Academy graduation and welcoming our newest second lieutenants into our Air Force,” said Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbirds commander and leader. “While the coronavirus... Read More

Language!

April 19th, 2020

Coffee & Kareem is streaming on Netflix.   We can’t help what we find funny. Who knows where it comes from in the first place? We all have those particular peccadillos that crack us up and make little to no sense. That’s just it—our sense of humor is simply that, a sense. There’s no logic, no rhyme or reason to explain it. Years ago, I worked with a guy and got a very close look at his sense of humor. He was responsible, well-liked, and good at his job. Yet no matter what he was doing, if he saw someone fall, he would immediately die of laughter. You’d hear this loud, almost... Read More

The Answer to Shortened Seasons, Missed Games, and Modified Schedules

April 15th, 2020

While the hungry sports fan has to settle for games of H.O.R.S.E, NBA2K, and replays of March Madness from 1992 as the world quarantines, there has been some optimism recently as many leagues start to brainstorm about returning to their games. The NHL has reported that cities across the country have shown interest in hosting playoff games at neutral-site locations. MLB has reportedly discussed the possibility of the rearrangement of leagues, increased double-headers, and reduction in games.  And the NBA has even toyed with the thought of moving the entire league to the Bahamas until COVID-19... Read More

The Market at Larimer Square Shuts Down After 37 Years in Business

April 15th, 2020

Restaurants are getting hit hard due to coronavirus restrictions, and even local favorites are not safe from failure. The Market announced that it will be permanently closing after 37 years as of this morning. The Market was not offering any curbside pickup or takeout during the outbreak, stating that they had too many employees and too many customers to feel safe operating. In the statement released on social media, brothers Mark and Gary Greenberg, owners of the establishment since 1983, said “We are proud to have been a part of this community. Larimer Square will always feel like home, and... Read More

Performing Arts in a Time of Plague: Part I

April 13th, 2020

As you may have heard, there’s something going around these days. Cough, fever, general malaise. You know the drill by now. As a person who makes a living at the edge of the performing arts community, these past few weeks have been…unusual. I’m happy to report that Colorado artists have continued on, creating beautiful things for all of us to enjoy, from a safe social distance. Here’s a few that may interest you. Amber’s Online Tarot: Denver circus artist and aerialist Amber Blais (one of the masterminds behind Zabiti Circus and the Rainbow Militia) has stepped into a new role: Tarot... Read More