I never thought I would find plastic bags so evocative. But they are whirling around the dome of the Colorado State Capitol like a fluffy moon.

Yes, the plastic bag ban and plastic foam container ban will happen, but it will take some time. Here’s the timeline: Approved timeline for plastic bans January 2023 - January 2024: 10-cent fee imposed on paper, plastic bagsJanuary 2024: Single-use plastic bags banned at most stores unless the store still has a surplus of plastic …

If you had not heard about the Tulsa Race Massacre before this week, you certainly have heard about now.

That’s because there have been stories and documentaries for more over a week – as it should be -- so people understand the terror that struck the Greenwood neighborhood in Tulsa a century ago. Today, President Biden is meeting with survivors of the 1921 attack by a white mob that destroyed a prosperous Black neighborhood …

Since we’ve been dealing with a pandemic for more than a year, we’ve learned a lot of medical information, but there is so much more to learn in the past.

Last Sunday, The New York Times magazine published The Health Issue. At first, I thought at times it is overwhelming to understand what is going on concerning COVID-19 and its growing numbers of variants. But that’s what viruses do, apparently. But beyond the virus, taking a look about what was going on centuries ago, there was a …

Dear Denver: Please pick up your trash. Not just for Earth Day, but every day.

Once upon a time, there was not much trash everywhere in this city. Now, Denver is full of it.  So: People coming here from other states – and here, too -- please stop pitching bags of trash out of your car window. Put it in your waste bin.  Please pick up your dog’s poop. Your …

Remember the pussy hats? Even before that pink wave, the concept of knitting somehow got political.

This has been a sad and horrible week, difficult to sleep, stop watching the news about a massacre, and why so many guns. It seemed absolutely correct to stay up late last night to read The New Yorker. This is the Style & Design Issue, which is always dreamy, even though many of us are in …

“Jacob Lawrence’s Art Is Larger Than It Looks.” That’s an old headline, but it still works.

For anyone who loves art, it’s not unusual that someone might find a painting or a sculpture in an attic or a garage, and think it might be worth something. Of course, not usually, but in the news this week, there are numerous articles about two New York residents who each discovered that they had a …

Half a million people have died of COVID-19 in the United States as of this week.

Though a count of The New York Times database had not reached that figure, but it will reach it. And according to that database, “Denver County is at a very high risk level.” Just what I wanted to hear! Still, the database noted that cases, deaths and hospitalizations in Denver County were way down.  When a president …

The countdown to the inauguration is coming soon, like Wednesday. Fingers crossed that all goes well.

We had been warned in Denver that there might be protesters at the Colorado Capitol on Sunday, but from one report it appeared that there were more reporters than those wanting to protest. If you don’t hear the police helicopter whirling above my building, it is pretty quiet. It’s a relief, and I hope that …

January 6, 2021, is a day we all need to remember. Ugly, unhinged, and so many other words, but “peaceful transition of power” is not in their vocabulary.

“We Are the Storm” was the title of yesterday’s pro-Trump protest at the Colorado Capitol. Nah, you’re not the storm. You’ve lost your bearings. And you need to go home and rethink your life, under the spell of a president who also has lost his bearings and his inability to understand that a loss is …