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Opinion | Biff America: A blowhard friend

December 8, 2019

I could have bought the most expensive inflatable sex doll the store had to offer. After all, it was not my money. But being fiscally prudent, I took it upon myself to seek out the...


Opinion | Lark Ascending: My weekend with Mr. Rogers

December 8, 2019

It was Friday morning after Thanksgiving, and several friends had stayed over at our house. As we drank our coffee, we returned to the topic that seems to be ever-present these days: the terrible state...


Walking our Faith: What to do when you lose faith

December 6, 2019

Even if you attend church every Sunday, even if you faithfully attend Bible study every Wednesday, even if you faithfully meet God in prayer alone in your bedroom every morning, there will come a time...



Ask Eartha: Upcycle your ski equipment

December 5, 2019

Dear Eartha,I bought new ski equipment this season, and now I don’t know what to do with my old stuff. How can I get rid of my skis responsibly? With so many outdoor enthusiasts in...


High Country Baking: Chocolate bourbon banana bread

December 4, 2019

“This bread is the best cake I’ve eaten in years,” proclaimed a friend with a satisfied smile. He’s right, this banana bread, tricked out with chocolate and walnuts and spiked with bourbon, is as rich...


Opinion | Biff America: A fowl encounter

December 1, 2019

Thanksgiving, 1987: It was a perfect storm of the volatility of youth, alcohol-fueled poor choices and geographical bigotry. When you mixed them all together you got, what we called thereafter, ‘A Manson Family Thanksgiving’ which...



Ask Eartha: How to have a sustainable Christmas

November 29, 2019

Dear Eartha, How can I give great gifts this holiday while still being sustainable? The holiday season is here and with it a parade of pressure to buy, give and consume. The marketing machine of...




Opinion | Biff America: Death, love and sore joints

November 24, 2019

I was about to hand in this week’s column about discovering a long forgotten inflatable doll in my garage. But after what I experienced last night, that column seems trivial. A well-loved member of our community...



Walking our Faith: Have your best Thanksgiving

November 22, 2019

On Sunday, the Summit Daily News ran a memorial in honor of Marie Zdechlik — a wife, mother, nurse and Frisco resident for more than 50 years — who passed away at the age of...



Ask Eartha: How to host a zero waste Thanksgiving

November 22, 2019

Dear Eartha,I am hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at my home this year, and I want it to be focused on sustainability. How do I make my Thanksgiving feast zero waste?  During Thanksgiving, we eat and...




Opinion | Biff America: High times, bright colors

November 17, 2019

“Fun times!” Ellie said. “Today we are going to start high and stay high.” Had my mate made me that promise decades ago, it would have a much different meaning. Now it meant that we...