Denver

Pumpkins in the Snow

It’s snowing outside and my heart goes out to all the Halloween pumpkins left stranded in the snow.  It’s too early it seems for them to be this cold, alone and unpicked.  The ghosts following from the past will be lost at night with the wind howling and the blanket of white covering the hallowed grounds of the rocky mountains. Moving here was seeking something refreshing and new, and learning things I don’t already know about my own country.  Summoning…

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Down and Out in Denver

On more and more corners of downtown Denver, at Speer, Colfax and Broadway I see unwashed people of all gender, race and creed, usually adult, dressed in rags sleepily holding cardboard scraps with marker written messages asking for money. There seems to be several methods of “spare changing.” I see one lady with a baby stroller and a couple of kids crying. I wonder how many times a day she’s pinched them to elicit that reaction. I gave some strung…

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