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1968: History Colorado looks at the year everything changed

1968: History Colorado looks at the year everything changed

MANY MOONS have passed since I navigated the troubled shoals of 1968. The year that changed the world in ways we never anticipated changed me forever.

While I’ve never misplaced that time, memories hit like a tidal wave after visiting the History Colorado Center’s “1968 Exhibit,” a historical, visual and sensory timeline of 12 months in the life of America. But I get ahead of myself — or behind. Sometimes it’s hard to tell.

Shana Goldberg, assistant publisher of the Intermountain Jewish News, accompanied me to the exhibit. We were both excited. A student of history, Shana had researched 1968; I “lived” it. Our differing perspectives met in non-stop conversation until we arrived at the center, and only accelerated once we were there.

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Growing up in the Jewish Bible Belt

Growing up in the Jewish Bible BeltWHEN the Rocky Mountain News stopped its presses for the last time in 2009, setting a good many talented people adrift, the newspaper’s editorial cartoonist was one of the lucky few who managed to land on his feet. Ed Stein, who drew the cartoons on the Rocky’s editorial page, and for years had also created a homey and localized one-panel called “Denver Square,” had something called national syndication in his corner. In addition to his home base at the News, Stein’s editorial cartoo...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 February 2015 16:31 )

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Can you go? Probably!

Can you go? Probably!YOU WANT to take a trip. Perhaps you’re longing to go on a cruise, or your grandchild is getting married in another state. You have the time, money and desire to travel, but you wonder if you have the physical ability to make a trip. Travel often requires a great deal of walking, climbing stairs, long flights, dealing with luggage. Most people are willing to tackle these challenges in exchange for the positive rewards of traveling. But people with disabilities, including those which come wit...
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25 years later...Catching up with L’Chaim couples

25 years later...Catching up with L’Chaim couplesL’Chaim® magazine, which is all about celebrations, has a celebration of its own. This is the 25th anniversary edition of L’Chaim magazine. The first L’Chaim was published Feb. 17, 1989. It was a new venture for the Intermountain Jewish News, which until then had published a weekly newspaper exclusively. The magazine was an outgrowth of the IJN’s annual bridal and travel issue. IJN Publisher and Editor Miriam Goldberg, Executive Editor Rabbi Hillel Goldberg and the late Managing Edito...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:31 )

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The stuff of legends

The stuff of legendsIt’s accurate to call Marshall Fogel a collector, but hardly sufficient. His collection of baseball memorabilia is nothing less than legendary, said to be second only to that of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Nor does the word “collector” come close to covering the bases — pun fully intended — of the many other facets of this modern Renaissance man’s life. When he isn’t chasing yet another precious baseball artifact, or sharing his extensive expertise on ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 12:22 )

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