How Kansas Complicates My View of History

How Kansas Complicates My View of History

I used to view events on the plains during the nineteenth century as a simple conflict between whites and the few remaining Indians, between settlers and the people who already lived there.…Read more
Kansas: Why I Hate It and Love It

Kansas: Why I Hate It and Love It

Sometimes when I drive from Denver to Kansas City, I wonder if I will be doing this drive when I'm eighty. The high, flat plains of eastern Colorado and western…Read more
Is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?

Is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?

I stood on the corner, adjusting my tripod to get a level shot of the "Choo-Choo" sign gleaming over Terminal Station in Chattanooga. It was Thanksgiving week of 2012, and I…Read more
American Winter Film Is Passionate and Devastating

American Winter Film Is Passionate and Devastating

I went to see American Winter, a film about American families struggling to survive during a "recovery." The screening was put on by Energy Outreach Colorado, which distributes federal funds and donations to people who need help with their energy bills. If you are in Denver and in need of assistance, call 211 for help finding all kinds of services..