Please Remove Your Shoes

I watched this movie last week, now available on Netflix streaming. Two hightlights among the many mis-adventures of the TSA over the years: One, a lengthy interview with Steve Bierfeldt, the Ron Paul aide detained by the TSA and local police because he was carrying on hand $4,000 in campaign funds. (Premise being he was…

Marchas y Protestas en Buenos Aires

When I visited Argentina a few years back it was during the weeks leading up to the Buenos Aires provincial elections. I was struck by how many demonstrations and political gatherings were being held in the streets every day. Here at home we have the occasional rally at the capitol building. For the most part…

Newspapers are Dying

The plummet of newspaper sales and readers isn’t news, but I’m not sure if the front page of today’s Denver Post is the REASON for their demise, or a finally hail mary hand reaching out of the quicksand hoping somebody will latch on as their head slips lower and lower under the muck. Read for…

Colorado’s Wine Country

I saw this billboard over the weekend for the Grand Junction Visitors Bureau.  My review in brief: 1. I like the typeface, style and overall clean design. It’s simple and intriguing. And kudos for not throwing “www” in front of the website. It’s an unnecessary and overused prefix. 2. The “GJ” stamp looks great but is…

Denver Woman Magazine

Did you know there was a magazine titled “Denver Woman?”  I certainly did not. Last month’s “Role Model” section features Hassina Omar, a co-worker and friend for whom I manage her charity’s website “Handicapped Children of Afghanistan.” (Manage in that I simply post photos and nice media articles like this one.) In this visit with…

So Long Rocky Mountain News

Sadly, on Friday, the Rocky Mountain News closed up shop after almost 150 years.  Up until Friday Denver has had two newspapers, the other being the Denver Post. This provided Denver and Colorado an abundance of news and commentary – a blessing considering that prior to the past 20 years the city and state were…

Coupon Printer . exe

The “Your Money” section of KUSA / 9News has a section listing grocery coupons.   Today they featured it on the front page of their site, so searching for some crazy deals I clicked and found $1 off Frosted Flakes.   (Yeah I know it’s not great, but I’ve never clipped a coupon online so was curious…

New York Library . Historic Cigarette Ads

The New York Public Library is featuring an art and advertising exhibition detailing the tactics of cigarette advertising throughout the past decades. The creation was thought up by Dr. Robert Jackler, a dean at Stanford University, after his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer.  He explores the rational and reasoning behind stifling real smoking studies of…