The newest in the crop of marijuana shows launches on Sunday, April 19 when CNN introduces “High Profits” just in time for 4/20. The eight episode series features Brian Rogers and Caitlin McGuire, owners of the Breckenridge Cannabis Club, as they work to become marijuana moguls and eventually franchise their stores. It follows on the heels of MSNBC’s well received docu-reality series “Pot Barons of … Continue reading The Pot Baron of Reality Television
I must have been out of town when the Denver Post yanked “Doonesbury” along with “Peanuts” and some other comic strips. I’ve been thinking I should write in or call or say something because I miss “Doonesbury” and I’m annoyed, but I haven’t and apparently neither have many others. Westword wrote a blog about this. http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2011/06/denver_post_yanks_doonesbury_peanuts.php For more information on Vicky Collins visit Teletrends Television … Continue reading Where’s Doonesbury?
My 12 year old son, Blair Ewalt, a budding filmmaker and 7th grade student at Denver School of the Arts, just produced his first professional film. It is a two and a half minute promotional piece for an exhibit called “The 4000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks” at Denver’s Mizel Museum. The exhibit opens on February 2, 2011. It took Blair less than two weeks … Continue reading Blair’s First Filmmaking Job
Chag Sameach. It means “joyous festival” and is a popular greeting during Passover. With the Jewish celebration of freedom here again I recall our very special Passover seder in Kampala, Uganda. I posted this as the very first story on my blog back in May 2008. My story also ran in the Denver Post in spring 2007. http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_5534210 Cinematographer Paul Hillman and I are heading back to Kampala, Uganda again in June to do … Continue reading Passover in Kampala
Daniel Suelo believes he has found the key to happiness. Live without possessions or money. His spartan life in Moab, Utah fills his soul and he doesn’t even think of returning to the life most of us lead. “We use all our energy to maintain our possessions and it becomes an ugly cycle,” he says. So he lives in a cave, gets his possessions from … Continue reading Does Money Buy Happiness?
This very well written article is by a senior named Scott Martin at Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, Colorado. In his guest commentary for the Denver Post he sums up the intense competition and pressures of youth sports and all the things adults do to take the fun out of it. As the mother of an athlete I think he hits the ball out … Continue reading Youth Sports: Enough Already
I was particularly moved by Denver Post reporter Karen Auge’s story about the death of one homeless man and the efforts to uncover his backstory. What probably made people notice this death is the photo of a trio of maintenence workers on the 16th Street Mall who were trying to revive him. To the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless each of these lives matter but how often … Continue reading A Denver Death Examined
Time will tell but this sure seems like a refreshing shift at Focus on the Family. Jim Daly, who has risen from a hellish past, replaces Dr. James Dobson at the helm of the conservative Christian organization based in Colorado Springs and vows to be a different kind of leader. Instead of being dogmatic “it’s more about having a conversation with people.” He admires Barack Obama, wants to focus … Continue reading New Focus on the Family
My husband and I had a newspaper war. Our subscriptions to the local papers lapsed and I didn’t renew them. It was sort of an experiment to see if we would really miss not having the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News delivered to our home. Everything is available to us on line and I scan half a dozen news websites a day. Often by the … Continue reading Newspaper War