Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by At War ByJason Arment Sept. 20, 2018 She was a cat lover with cotton-candy-colored hair and obnoxious tastes in music but similar politics to mine. While texting on Tinder, she suggested I might get to play with her kitty. We agreed that we would take her cat out to the park some time but that we would start with dinner and a drink. There were no other hints to me that anything thrilling might happen beyond my riding my motorcycle from Denver to Boulder for the meeting. Sitting together at an Italian restaurant, we got past the cat conversation and progressed to politics and music, jokes and laughter. We were communicating freely and enjoying each other’s company — pretty much everything I wanted out of a first date. As the waitress picked up the check, my date invited me back to her … [Read more...] about I’m a Veteran With PTSD. The Medication I Take Makes Dating Difficult.
Each step i take
Kurt Ullrich, guest columnist I can easily put up with the adorable in-your-face raccoon that occasionally does his thing on the sidewalk, and I don’t mind the gentle, tawny deer that steps in to my garage to lick last winter’s road salt from the floor. (that’s correct: I don’t wash my garage floor … life’s too short for such nonsense) However, I’m a little spooked seeing that there is at least one snake living under the steps in to the house. As an acerbic, angry old man, I am at ease confronting members of my own species, but snakes? Oh my. Snakes offer nothing but a frightening, Harry Potter-ish dread to my world, the extraordinary way they side-wind across the grass, gaining speed as they go. Last year I encountered an Eastern Milk Snake out in the hollow, maybe 18 inches long, big around as your thumb, red, black, and tan. Gorgeous and wonderfully spooky, but I fear it was only a baby. I hope to never see mama. Out in the woods two … [Read more...] about Stepping back, taking stock of snakes and jackals
"l am 30 years old from France. l really need your assistance. l lost my husband two years ago and the family members are after me and my two kids just because of the legacy he left for us in a Bank, 1 am now in a hiding place with my two kids and the documents of inheritance is with us. can i trust you to secure this legacy and have it transferred to your country and we will fly to join you. l will be waiting for your reply." Obviously, this e-mail that I received the other day is a scam. I get at least a handful of similar solicitations daily. Scams are a scourge, especially for older adults. The True Link Report on Elder Financial Abuse 2015 calculates that the elderly lose more than $36 billion each year. Breaking down the numbers, almost $17 billion is stolen through financial exploitation (taking advantage of cognitive decline and memory to the elderly); nearly $13 billion from criminal fraud (scams and identity theft); and about $7 billion from caregiver abuse, usually family. … [Read more...] about Here are some basic steps to take to fight scams on elderly
May 2nd, 2018 Multimedia dance piece honors Jacob Lawrence paintings A scene from the Step Afrika! production of “The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence,” showing Panel 39 of “The Migration Series” (1940-41) by Jacob Lawrence, which the artist captioned: “Railroad platforms were piled high with luggage.” Photo: Illiam Perrigen Major American modernist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) first catapulted to fame with his “Migration Series” (1941), which in 60 small tempera paintings chronicles the Great Migration, the multi-decade exodus of six million African-Americans from the rural South to the urban North that began around 1915. Lawrence, then age 23, had previously produced multi-panel narratives of abolitionists Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass and Haitian liberator Toussaint L’Ouverture. On the Web The entire 60-panel “Migration Series” by Jacob Lawrence can be viewed by visiting: Panel 1 of … [Read more...] about Step Afrika! takes on the Great Migration
On May 9, 2003, Aron Ralston, a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, held a press conference and detailed how he amputated his own arm when it became trapped under a boulder in a remote Utah canyon so he could save his life.He told how he had to snap his forearm bones by himself before cutting into his flesh with a cheap multi-tool knife, and then applying a tourniquet. Afterwards, he crawled through a canyon, rappelled 60 feet to the base of a cliff, and then walked out several miles to get help.This ordeal took five days. On the third day, he ran out of food and water. He realized then that he had to take action into his own hands to survive. He felt “I can do this.”He mentioned that on that same day, he felt a surge of energy. The third day was May 1, 2003. This was also the National Day of Prayer. Ralston stated, “I may never fully understand the spiritual aspects of what I experienced, but I will try. The source of the power I felt was the thoughts and prayers … [Read more...] about Mayor Richard Brunst: I can do this