Remembering Elmer Long

It was hot that day in April when I met Elmer Long. His long, white beard hung to chest level and a well-worn hat rode high on his weathered brow. After the small group of fellow visitors had left, he and I stood under the glaring sun making small talk until finally retreating to two … Continue reading Remembering Elmer Long

The Rolling Pin Bakeshop: A Taste of France Right in the Heart of Five Points

The glass case was nearly empty. Gone were the Danish, bread, croissants, and a good portion of the cakes I'd read about only an hour ago. Disappointment set in quickly and the clerk at the counter noticed right away. "I'm sorry," he said with a polite shrug. "We had a pretty busy day and went … Continue reading The Rolling Pin Bakeshop: A Taste of France Right in the Heart of Five Points

City Escape: Three Hikes & Three Brew Spots Near Denver

As I sit here and write this, it’s 90 degrees and the sun is beating down turning this ginger’s skin a little pink after a mere 20 minutes outside. I’ll be honest, though, this beer is keeping me cool while thoughts of getting out on a few trails just outside of the city are on … Continue reading City Escape: Three Hikes & Three Brew Spots Near Denver

Strange and Wonderful Colorado

My body shivers from the strong, cold wind whipping across the desolate valley floor as I stare up at a brilliant and twinkling night sky, waiting. Great Sand Dunes National Park is shrouded in darkness to the southeast while an out-of-place, igloo-shaped building faintly illuminated by a single green light glows below as I sit … Continue reading Strange and Wonderful Colorado

The Road to Recovery: From Traumatic Brain Injury to Running 100 Miles

*The following is a piece written for RootsRated. Photos courtesy of Josh Lawton.* Imagine a world of near constant forward motion, relying on your training and a support team to continually push yourself for 10 to even 30 consecutive hours. It’s a world where you take what the course gives you; uneven and rocky terrain … Continue reading The Road to Recovery: From Traumatic Brain Injury to Running 100 Miles

CONCERT REVIEW

Live Review Chevelle, Black Map, Dinosaur Pile-Up Boulder Theater | Boulder, Colorado January 26, 2017 Reverb Magazine The lights dimmed to a low, deep blood red as Dinosaur Pile-Up walked onto the Boulder Theater stage giving the place a raw and grungy feel; a vibe reminiscent of what I can only imagine the early 90s … Continue reading CONCERT REVIEW

BRINGING BACK THE VIBE

Rock stardom is at their door. At least that's what some of the reviews had said about The Shelters;  the L.A. based rock and roll band I met up with this past October at Voodoo Fest 2016 in New Orleans. An article by Pryor Stroud for Pop Matters stated "Deep in their marrow, there’s the fuzz-streaked … Continue reading BRINGING BACK THE VIBE