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  • Sections: Letters Published

    Support the Salvation Army

    Dear Editor:
    What was troubling me and waking me at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 21 just when the earth began its shift promising longer days?
    I was troubled by the column in the December 20 Sopris Sun “For whom the bell tolls.”
    First, I pause to thank… read more →

  • Sections: Letters Published

    Rain nor snow nor gloom of night

    Dear Editor:
    I just want to take this public forum to thank our Carbondale Post Office for their service not only this Christmas season, but throughout the year.
    Yes, we all have complaints about the postal service, missing mail, long lines, delayed packages, but let’s be appreciative with… read more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Keep droning on

    At this time a year ago I was rather a miserable wretch.

    I had undergone a knee surgery and was hobbling on crutches and sleeping (or not sleeping) in a brace. While nature’s snow supply for the ski season would prove to be a majorread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Learning to ski at 63

    I had my first downhill skiing lesson over the weekend — ending the old year with a new sport.

    Now, you might not think that’s a big deal. Most of the people I know enjoy skiing. Of course they do; they live in the Roaring Forkread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Getting hooked on radio

    Radio takes time management to a whole new level. Seconds matter. So when you’re moonlighting as a DJ on KDNK for the first time, getting that next song lined up can feel, well, hectic.

    But fortunately for me, I was in good company, spending my Christmasread more →

  • Sections: News Published

    Becoming a knight of the tabletop

    The geeks have won.

    Elon Musk and Steve Jobs are cultural icons. Computers have gone from nerdy to cool to part of everyday life. Most Americans play some sort of digital game — even if it’s just Candy Crush or Farmville.

    But everyread more →

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    Ps & Qs: Another year of DINK living

    Do you know what a DINK is? It stands for Double Income No Kids.

    And if you think about it, you probably know a DINK— or two. A lot of my friends are DINKs, for various reasons, and I think it’s about time we recognizeread more →

  • Published

    What is your New Years resolution?

    “Make time to make more art and to get my body moving at least five days a week.”
    – Kat Rich

    “Mine for me is to pay less attention to political commentary,
    and for him is to watch… read more →

  • Sections: Columns Published

    Eulogy on the 10th anniversary of the death of a newspaper

    Some of us are beginning to realize that old age is not “just another bump in the road.” It’s… The Last Bump… and we ain’t gonna get over it.

    But you’ve got to admit we’ve been lucky enough to live as long as we have,read more →

  • Sections: Columns, Opinion Published

    There’s plenty new under The Sun

    This time of year has, historically, not been the best for Carbondale newspapers.

    In addition to the editor dying from Spanish Flu on Christmas 1918, there’s the whole matter of The Valley Journal closing with barely a goodbye on Christmas, 2008. I’ve left that toread more →