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Pizza Lovers Unite

February 21st, 2018

Pizza; a food that generates lots of discussion on how it’s best made, but nonetheless, loved by everyone. The New Yorkers claim their pizza is the best, while the Chicagoans claim that deep dish is the only way to go. The debate of whether pineapple belongs on pizza or not is still on-going. Some say less toppings is more, and others say the more the merrier. All in all, people are very passionate about their pizza choices, which they should be. Even though it’s hard to satisfy everyone, Lucky Pie does a great job of creating mouth-watering, home-made, fresh ingredient, Neapolitan... Read More

Join the Circus!!

February 20th, 2018

I think some small part of me has always wanted to run away and join the circus. It’s my great sorrow that I found out just recently that such a thing is not only still possible, but a helluva lot of fun. I know because I started a circus adventure a couple years ago, which was too late for me to be the next star of Cirque du Soleil, but still plenty of time to get a ripped upper body and rip the skin off numerous contact points. The chain reaction that ended with me dangling from the ceiling of a renovated warehouse began, as did most good things in my life, with improv. I was playing on an... Read More

Top Five is no Druckenmiller

February 20th, 2018

I can feel it.  Bronco Nation is a little nervous about John Elway’s ability to make the right pick at quarterback at this year’s draft.  We’re afraid his track record speaks for itself and we’re petrified that he’s going to make the wrong choice.  Well, don’t worry.  The fifth overall pick is no Jim Druckenmiller. The year was 1997 and the San Francisco 49ers were looking to replace aging hall-of-famer Steve Young and continue their historic QB lineage.  While most franchise quarterbacks tend to go in the upper-first- half of the NFL draft, the 49ers waited until the 26th pick... Read More

The AristoCat

February 18th, 2018

My kid’s favorite superhero is the Black Panther. Not Spider-Man. Not Captain America. Not Batman. Not even Blue Beetle. He’s a gigantic fan of Marvel’s T’Challa, the ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. But why is he a fan of that guy? Well, let’s hear it from the horse’s….ah….10-year-old’s mouth. “He’s smarter than Iron Man and Batman. He’s sneaky, He fights battles he knows he can’t win for honor and to help. He held the Infinity Gauntlet, for crying out loud! He must be a great hero!” Now, there are a couple of details you need to keep in mind. First,... Read More

Choosing Beginner Skis and Snowboards

February 17th, 2018

Alright, you’ve decided that you love snowboarding or skiing enough to invest in your own gear. Here’s a brief guide to what you need. Boots Set aside the majority of your budget for high quality, comfortable boots. This is the most important feature of your set up, and often overlooked. Go to a few different shops, get fitted, and make sure you’re getting the best possible pair. They’ll typically last between 100-150 days of riding, which is much longer than it sounds. Snowboards & Skis The guidelines for beginners are generally the same regardless of gender. For snowboards, you’ll... Read More

For You For All – Station 26 Brewing

February 16th, 2018

Chances are, even if you have never found yourself in the actual converted firehouse that houses Station 26 Brewing, you’ve most likely had their beer. Station 26 is one of the widest distributed local breweries around town, with their cans finding ample shelf space in local and major liquor stores alike. The Juicy Banger IPA is their flagship IPA, and the Tangerine Cream their award-winning fan favorite—both brews canned and drank in large quantities due to their well-deserved popularity. If you are still reading this and have never had the privilege to visit Station 26, read on! There’s... Read More

Colorado Through the Eyes of Its Earliest Poets

February 15th, 2018

The editor of History of Colorado, Volume 1 (1918), Wilbur Fiske Stone, leaves the reader with a final thought much more qualified than I to introduce this series of early Colorado poetry: “Literature is a tremendous force in our mountain commonwealth and should be encouraged. The writer renders a valuable service. […] The poet gives us intellectual intoxication and philosophy of life.  […] Literature is an aid to culture. It fosters in us the evolve of the good, the true, the beautiful.” (890) That being said, here are some poems to help cultivate that Coloradan sense of wonder... Read More

Three Reasons Why Life Expectancy Has Declined in the U.S.

February 15th, 2018

As one of the richest nation’s in the world, we should have a very high life expectancy.  For the second year in a row, however, life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen.  A study released last week in the British Medical Journal details the United States’ decline from the world leader in life expectancy rates, in the 1960s, to now 1.5 years below the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) average. The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine set out to study why America’s new life expectancy, 78.7 years, falls so far below the OECD average of 80.3. The... Read More

Greatness Has Been Found

February 14th, 2018

A couple of key things separate “good” bakeries from “great” bakeries. The pastry dough (although obvious), is a key factor. If you don’t have crumbs all over your plate, your table, and yourself, while eating a croissant, you know the dough is lacking. A great bakery must also have a selection of fresh breads for sandwich purposes, or for just eating all at once. And last but not least, there should always be desserts, because let’s be honest, you can’t eat a French pastry without a French dessert to go with it. It just so happens that La Fillete (French for little girl),... Read More

Peer Revue

February 13th, 2018

I’ve done stand-up comedy for years. One of my favorite jokes used to be that I was single because I spent all of my spare time in comedy club green rooms, where the choice of men was not enticing, the social skills and economic prowess of unknown comics being what they are. I’ve found a show with stunning difference in the population of the performers. It’s called the Peer Revue and it’s made of scientists and STEM-field professionals who have taken a crash course in comedy writing and who then jump up onstage to do stand-up on their topic of expertise. Instead of hearing comedy about... Read More