Three Injured as Floor Collapses at House Party
Firefighters Outside Collapsed Floor at House PartySouth Metro Fire. Last night, around 9:30 PM, a house party at E. Princeton Pl. in Aurora resulted in a large section of floor collapsing under the weight of teenagers attending a house party. Various reports state the number in attendance to be anywhere from 150 to 300 students from three schools, Grandview, Smoky Hill, and Eaglecrest. Videos on Snapchat show people having a good time jumping and singing. As the floor collapses, an adult appears to sleep nearby. A moment later, several teens fell into the basement below while others clung to the edges of the collapsing floor.Read full story
Denver International Airport $170 Million Upgrade!
"Blucifer" as the Blue Horse is affectionally known by ColoradansEric Golub. This Friday, I head to Denver International Airport, DIA, to those in the know. I am slightly intrigued by the unique flying experience I'm about to expect as a first-time Allegiant flyer. But I am more excited about the "little "$170 million line item that is part of DIA's $770 million master plan.Read full story
Venmo for Business is Finally Here. But is it Right For You?
Venmo for Business is Finally Here. Do you have a small business or Side Hustle and always dreamed of taking credit cards, but the process seemed too complicated? Well, it looks like VENMO is finally here to change all that.Read full story
Can there Actually Be More than One World's Best Dad?
It's a pretty crummy day outside, but I still want to go for a walk. I contemplate putting on a hat that I received from my daughter, Nya. I love her, but I have a problem wearing it out of the house. I could easily blame it on my oversized head. Or the hats, somewhat over-ambitious, and falsely stated "one-size fits all" label. But, it will most likely go unworn because of what it says above the brim. "World's Best Dad."Read full story
How a Sneeze Almost Lead to Falling in Love with a Girl in Germany
The sneeze gets a bum wrap in a world consumed by COVID. It was once the cupid of bodily functions. Bringing strangers together. Often eliciting smiles from the most unyielding of scowls. An authorized, unsubstantiated and likely unconfirmed study estimates nearly 68.2% of all successful marriages began with a sneeze. A moment when one stranger said "bless you" to another. (*citation required and likely not forthcoming)Read full story
Surviving COVID Snow Days: The Joy of Whiskey, Coffee and Chris Stapleton:
Photo Licensed through Envato Elements. The video may have killed the radio star, but COVID killed the Snow Day. A sacred day for school children around the world. Remote learning has abolished the once treasured freebie of a day.Read full story
Is it Time to Say Yes to Living? Avoiding the Un-Lived Life
"Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life." — Unknown. What does it mean to be stuck? In its simplest form, being stuck means knowing what you want. But not knowing how to get it. It can happen in relationships, jobs, or just a general feeling of dissatisfaction as you fall asleep or when you wake up. It can feel debilitating. However, you can also be stuck and not know it. Perhaps you are in a rut? Or maybe you have sunk so far into your routine that you neglect to notice life passing you by like a river.Read full story
Black History Month in Colorado: Past, Present and the Future
Black History Month isn't relegated to the shortest month of the year, as some have claimed. The problem is our misinterpretation that it is the only time of year to celebrate Black History. Instead, it should be seen as a launching point. The month is meant for reflection. What we learn is intended to be carried forward throughout the year to create a more comprehensive history.Read full story
YMCA's Mountaineering Month Continues : Affordable Getaway with the Family
Are you looking for a family getaway? Something remote and safe with tons to do? Consider a trip to the YMCA of the Rockies. February is a great time to take advantage of discounted pricing and Special Mountaineering Month Activities!Read full story
Anti-Valentiners Unite: Singles Awareness Day Turns 15 in 2021. Or Does It?
Broken Heart Cookie via Envato Elements — Used by Permission. Quenching the thirst of the lonely since approximately 2005, February 15th is the 15 anniversary of Singles Awareness Day. If you're thinking to yourself, "that's a lotta 5's," you'd be right. But if you believe the accuracy of the date, you're only partially on the right track. February 15th is the antithesis of Valentine's day. Scientifically proving that every rose indeed has its thorn.Read full story
Cupid's Dilemma: Love, Death, and Cold Hard Cash!
Before the baby known as Cupid took over Valentine's Day, he was initially brought forth around 700 BC, as Eros. According to Greek legend, he was more powerful than a God. Named after the Greek word for desire. The son of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.Read full story
I Received Someone Else's COVID Results and Personal Information
After being tested, I received account access, results, and personal information for someone else COVID testing. I do not want to discourage anyone from getting tested. It is a valuable service. I hope what I provide below will help individuals navigate the testing process and protect their personal information. Furthermore, I hope Covid Check Colorado and Primary Bio (whom I've been unable to reach) use this information to improve ASAP.Read full story
Hank, Herbie, and Natalie : Connections in History Episode 3 : Special Black History Month Edition
Today we examine connections between significant moments on February 5. Natalie Cole (dbking, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commo), Herbie Hancock(John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com from Laurel Maryland, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons) & Hank Aaron (Kingkongphoto & www.celebrity-photos.com from Laurel Maryland, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.Read full story
Dustin “Screech” Diamond Dies at 44 from Stage 4 Cancer
Rob DiCaterino from Clifton, NJ, USA, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Mr. Belding: "Screech, you can't elope." Screech: "Who are you calling a cantaloupe, you melon head?" Ever since the reboot of Saved by the Bell was released, I kept Dustin Diamond might reprise his role as Screech. I was hoping it might be a second chance for Dustin Diamond, AKA Screech. He had fallen on hard times throughout his career following his post-Bayside days. Sadly that is not to be.Read full story
A Phoenix Rises! After a Two Year Hiatus, Kawasaki Unveils the 2022 KLR 650
If you are not into motorcycles, this article may hold little appeal to you. Then again, if you like Adventure, a bit of heartache, and an over-exuberant 40' something working his overweight backside into a sea of aspen trees, then perhaps this announcement will hold some interest to you.Read full story
Singer, Actress & Comic Legend Cloris Leachman Dies at 94. Leaving us with Tears of Laughter
Wikipedia: Cloris Leachman in a publicity photo in July 1970. Cloris Leachman April 30, 1926 — January 26, 2021 (aged 94) Today the world lost one of the great female comedians of the past several decades. Cloris Leachman was 94 years old. I eternally felt a slight personal connection to Ms. Leachman for three reasons. Mostly because we share the same birthday month, albeit 45 years apart. But, I've always imagined we'd laugh at the same jokes. If we were at a diner party, I could envision us sitting apart from the other guests. She'd whisper to me wicked secrets about each one of them as wine squirted out of our noses.Read full story
Goodbye New Year's Resolution 2021: Not all Winners are Champions, and That's Okay!
The trick on any incredible journey is not to assume you know the destination. Many other people in your life will try to tell you where you are going; or even where to go if you cut them off in traffic.Read full story
Agonizing to Uplifting: What Will You Choose to Celebrate in February 2021!
The holidays are over. 2021 Resolutions written on January 1st are being discovered on refrigerator-sticky-notes. Hidden under take-out-menus for sushi or pizza. Hmm, pizza-sushi. Note to self: New Business idea Pizza-Sushi.Read full story
How U2 Helped Me Get an "A" After a National History Day Disaster!
Is history really more than a class in school to pass notes about crushes? I never thought so. One of my biggest and earliest complaints was the rehashing of content each year. We never explored recent history. Topics that may have held our attention and that we could relate to.Read full story
Finding the Courage to Fulfill Your Forgotten Dreams: The Girl in the Green Sweater
A Fictional Story Inspired by Real Events and a Dream. As SHE turned to go, HE desperately wanted to embrace HER. They'd barely met, but HE was moved by HER. No one would argue SHE was naturally beautiful. But it was HER SPIRIT that called to HIM. Did SHE notice HIM the way HE did HER?Read full story