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 …

It’s great to be hypnotized while watching stock footage on the news, as the little glass vials swirl around.

They will soon be coming our way, bit by bit. Being hypnotized is better than worrying about, well, whether the Supreme Court might consider those who want to reverse the votes in the four swing states.  Or, whether a group of Colorado Republicans on the state’s Audit Committee will hold a meeting next Tuesday to …

Remember when we wrote letters, in ink and on paper? And those holiday letters that were tracking an entire year (whether we wanted it or not)?

As we near the end of this year – the incredibly strange year of 2020 – it’s time for it to go away. Plumbers, locksmiths, checking out the stove – things go awry everywhere. And when an amaryllis with giant blossoms needs to be propped up by a stand mixer so it does not plummet …

The Trump Presidential Lie-brary? The unknown architect certainly has a point of view.

Six days a week, I receive a list from an art-centered magazine called Hyperallergic. The reporters and editors cover a lot of different things, from museums to art to architecture. This morning, Hyperallergic took a “look” at a design by an anonymous New York-based architect who created a concept for The Trump Presidential Lie-brary. The reporter, Sarah Rose …

Another week — well, several days — the 5th iteration of Denver Design Week will be a bit different.

Denver Design Week begins today, October 19, with interesting options, focusing on architecture, commercial products, and the world of design. This program runs through Friday, October 23. In the past two years, I have purchased tickets to learn more about all three of these concepts. Being part of an audience has always intrigued me, because …