Adventures of a Not-So-Handy-Man

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  • 7/3/2015 |
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Adventures of a Not-So-Handy-Man
My dad was a man’s man. He could fix any problem on any car, or anything else with an engine. He built (by hand) his own remote-controlled airplanes. He hunted, fished, bowled, and was even a whiz at archery. And he could grill. Man, could he grill - every item that came off the barbecue was cooked to perfection, tender and juicy. Growing up, I thought it was something that one just came by naturally. You know, heat the grill, throw the meat on, turn it, then bring it inside. It wasn’t until I got out on my own that I realized the artistry involved. Today I’m a s …

The Cemetery

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  • 7/1/2015 |
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The Cemetery
A couple of years ago I traveled alone to England, in search of information - and inspiration - for an upcoming mystery novel. I didn't plan on stumbling across a centuries-old church and cemetery, but it turned out to be the best part of the entire trip. This article originally was published by Yahoo Travel.   There is no train station at Chilham, just a platform on each side of the tracks, each sporting a bench and an information sign. Three cars are parked in the gravel lot outside the fence, awaiting their owners who, more than likely, have traveled to nearby Canterbury …

Get Your Nerd On with Dinosaurs!

  • 6/22/2015 |
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Get Your Nerd On with Dinosaurs!
The Big Brain Club is thrilled to announce another ‘Get Your Nerd On Day’ this Saturday, June 27, at Barnes & Noble on Colorado Blvd! And this time, we’re bringing dinosaurs. Rawrrr. From 10:00 a.m. to noon, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will be on hand with their interactive Sculpt-a-saurus activities. This is a fun opportunity for kids in grades 2 and up to create their own dinosaurs while learning about how scientists and artists work together to understand the deep past. (Please note that pre-registration is required for the Sculpt-a-saurus activities …

High School Sophomore Develops Cool New Software

  • 6/18/2015 |
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High School Sophomore Develops Cool New Software
Henry Rogers probably wasn’t the first student to see the need for a more focused, universal method for teachers to share assignments (and other related information) with the kids in their classes. He was just the first one to do something about it. Henry just wrapped up his sophomore year at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver. Along the way, he got connected with the Academic Mentorship Program run by an organization called Community Resources. That program hooked him up with Aspenware, a progressive technology company — they build apps and websites and a whole lot more …

Review: 2015 BMW 228i Convertible

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  • 6/15/2015 |
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Review: 2015 BMW 228i Convertible
I was thrilled to write a review for one of BMW's sports car convertibles. And, in order to do that, I was FORCED to drive it for a week. Ha ha! Hate me yet? Check out the review (as seen here on the Mix 100 web site) along with a few pics. Sorry, deleted the photo of me with my head back, singing along to great tunes, with the top down during a drive to the Springs.