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Checked-out

Many people would agree that the best thing about vacation is that for a period of time one can “check out.” For someone working in the news business it’s crucial,...

Type-in

Earlier this year, the Denver Post ran an article about a “type-in” in Albuquerque. Part of a national movement, type-ins bring together typewriter enthusiasts and...

What’s in a name?

St. Charles, Jefferson. That could be our address — not  Denver, Colorado. Apparently the first pioneer settlement on the east bank of Cherry Creek was initially...

Special elections

Since November, there have been four special Congressional elections pitting a Republican against a Democrat. The hype was that these would be referenda on Donald Trump,...

Poland: One year of truth

It is mind-boggling that in the face of overwhelming evidence there are still people who deny the Holocaust. Specifically, they deny the mass extermination of Jews by...

Landsman

On the recommendation of a fellow synagogue goer, I am currently reading The Girl in Green, an international thriller that plays out in the Nineveh region of Iraq, which...

Alexa

I’m sure I’m not the only person disturbed by the TV ads for intelligent personal assistants like Alexa. I will admit, the ads are humorous, but like so much of the...

Central . . . library?

Last week, two local news outlets tackled the story of the Central Library on 14th and Broadway. Coincidence? Not likely, because apparently the problems there have...

A scene from Roald Dahl's The Twits, as illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Twits

The other day, as I was typing “Twitter” into Google, I had a random thought: What would Roald Dahl make of tweeting? Why specifically Dahl? Because he wrote a book...

Better than royalty

The pithy commentator George Will had a great column this week in the Washington Post (reprinted in the Denver Post). The premise was simple: Would you rather live...