• Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: The Rizzo years

    The other day my husband asked if a little alien creature was going to pop out of my gut, like in that ’80s movie starring Sigourney Weaver.

    “I’m perimenopausal” I told him, “and it’s an early stage, so buckle up; you could be in forread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The slippery slope of ordering online

    Before the whole Village at Crystal River / Crystal River Marketplace debate, it never even occurred to me that Carbondale’s grocery store was inadequate.

    I’d grown up with Circle Soopers occupying half of the current space, and had bemoaned the loss of Ben Franklin to theread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    The perks of meals by mail

    I have a confession: I miss my Blue Apron account.

    I know, I know, I’m a bad Carbondalian. I live right at the roundabout, too, so I’m within walking distance from the City Market and a quick ride (it’s a Prius, promise!) from Mana Foods,read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Scenes from work

    My father and I started a painting company years ago, at one point trying to talk businesses into letting us repaint their signs. Once, we parked in front of a meat-packing plant in Loveland, Colo. I went into the office while Dad stayed out in the car toread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Let’s celebrate The Sun’s strength

    “To me, it’s unbelievable that somebody would be so naïve as to believe you can cut the heart out of a newspaper and still think it’s going to survive.”

    – Dean Singleton, former owner of The Denver Post, upon his May 4 resignation as chairmanread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Becoming a hunter

    The sharp flinty cluck-cluck of a hen turkey rang out in the cool morning air, and was mimicked perfectly by my guide Dick Severin, sitting beside me in our hunting blind. I held my 20 gauge shotgun, loaded and cocked, the barrel resting on a tripod and justread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Seeking Higher Ground: Mama said, Mama said

    “If all the other kids jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?”

    “If you keep making that face, it will freeze that way!”

    “Were you born in a barn?”

    Every mom seems to know these phrases. They’re passed down throughread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Don’t let politics get in the way of family

    When it was all said and done, my husband spent six weeks in the miserable land of the injured. A world many of you know is filled with extreme pain, a dizzying dosage of painkillers, crutches that leave the armpits raw, and that depressing feeling of will Iread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Ps & Qs: Born in Aspen, but we still need to work for a living

    Oh, my gods, did you hear Emmanuel Macron’s speech?! I should have guessed! This whole ordeal of having a president with the ego of a small child, and a slack-ass nanny of a congress, has all been a plot to make us fall for the first responder onread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mutt & Jeff: Absolutes? Absolutely!

    First off, thanks to editor Will Grandbois for seeing the need and allowing for a different voice than we usually see in The Sopris Sun. Consequently, we now have Mutt and Jeff, a couple of local yokels, to address the issue.

    On today’s poisonous politicalread more →