In the few short months that it has existed, Denver Freedom Riders has already begun to make waves in the city. The organization, founded by Anthony Grimes after the decision…Read more
When I rented a 14 mm lens recently, I found myself trying to zoom the entire weekend. I am almost exclusively a zoom lens photographer. The convenience is hard to beat…Read more
As my husband and I plan our trip to Asia, I worry that my back will go out on the road and I'll be struggling to pull my small suitcase…Read more
On our way back from Kansas City to Denver, we stopped at the Day's Inn in Hays, Kansas. The next morning I ventured out into a frigid park just behind…Read more
I've driven from Denver to Kansas City so many times that I need to vary the routine any way I can. The last couple of years, I've been taking the…Read more
Last Friday I wasn't having the best morning after a restless night. I had intended to take the public tour at the GrowHaus in north-central Denver (north of I-70 on…Read more
The Frisco Native American Museum on the Outer Banks is a place of disjointed memory and reconstruction of the past. There are so many artifacts—and their accompanying signs—stuffed into a…Read more
The Navajo Nation Zoological and Botanical Park is the only zoo I have visited that did not sadden me. Located in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation,…Read more
Reusable kitchen products have always interested me, ever since the days when my father saved paper napkins to reuse at his next meal. I prefer cloth napkins to paper, and…Read more
I've always had an ascetic streak that strives to overcome my love of clothes and home furnishings and food. When Todd and I went on our Twelve Cities, 1 Year tour in 2011, it…Read more
Today is the first warm day in Denver since Sunday, and by warm I mean 43 degrees Fahrenheit. I actually opened the windows because my apartment wanted fresh air. Alas,…Read more
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..
Yesterday I began what I quickly realized would be a gargantuan task: deciding where to bird on our trip to Asia. I typed "Birding Asia" into Google, and the first…Read more
Loneliness was often my companion on my trip to England in April 2014. I had not expected that. Once there, I realized the obvious: the system in which I was…Read more
I love buying upcycled goods. For example, a quilt. Or this shelf produced by Habitat for Humanity Colorado's ReBuild program for less than $50. Upcycled items tend to be quirky…Read more
How could a lover of Jane Austen's works not stay in Regency Square when visiting Brighton? Especially as it was the site of the army camp mentioned by Lydia Bennet…Read more
Beth and Todd spend a week in the Outer Banks, getting out just as Hurricane Sandy was coming in.
Concert photography is fun and I haven't done much lately (only here and there since Bumbershoot in 2011), so Riot Fest seemed like a great opportunity to practice and to try…Read more
Beth explores her options for work after Asia.
To attract pollinators, plant these bloomers that are native to the southwestern United States.
Two days after I landed in England, I strolled along the seafront to East Street (the original eastern boundary of Brighton), turned north, went down the second righthand alley, and ended…Read more
Less than a week ago I left the Bay Area for my little apartment in Denver, and here I am ensconced on the red secondhand couch, writing to you. What…Read more
Beth spends a few hours volunteering with Candlestick Point Eco-Stewards in southeast San Francisco, on the bay.
Denver City Council changed zoning so that both homeowners and renters can sell produce and cottage foods from their homes.
Funny signs from England.