Monthly Archives: April 2016

“In the Bag” for Education

I recently attended the screening of the 2015 documentary, “He Named Me Malala,” presented by the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Directed by Davis Guggenheim, the PG-13 film tells the poignant and true story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen who was shot in the head and neck by the… Read more »

Tough Love at the CWA

Every year, a vibrant group of intellectuals, scientists, writers, artists, musicians, business folks, spiritual thinkers and more, heads to the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, to participate in the annual Conference on World Affairs. The CWA, which is held in springtime, was founded in 1948 by Howard Higman, a professor of sociology… Read more »

Step by Step

Writing is a lot like dancing. It takes patience, requires one to stretch, must be done on a regular basis, and the effort usually produces good feelings. It seems like I’ve been writing since I was five, but I didn’t take up dance until I was an adult—more specifically, a “very adult.” For the past… Read more »

Frozen in Nederland

Day trips in Colorado can be pretty chilly. Sometimes they’re just plain quirky. Last March, my husband and I drove to the nearby mountain town of Nederland to check out the Frozen Dead Guy Days festival. We got there on Sunday, which was the last day of the three-day event. It was easy to see… Read more »