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 …

2020 has been a difficult year, but we have learned about the word “reckoning.” We need to look into our hearts, but use our brains.

Oh, 2020: I was so looking forward to you, with a new election (!!!!!), more travels, and more things to do. Uh: The election did happen, but it has been a hard-fought battle, but the rest of this year has just been strange, mainly because the virus that was flying around the earth was killing …

Serenity is the best gift this year. It helps to wash away the anxiety, fear and unhappiness of 2020.

Usually, I travel to see my family over the holidays, but it just didn’t feel right now. Trips for special events there earlier this year seemed fine, but now, with more and more virus cases……. No. Rather than post a beautiful flower, it’s more important to me to use a photograph of a trip last …