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Thinking Outside the Classroom: The transit of Mercury

November 10, 2019

The Earth’s orbit around the sun is what gives us our four seasons, some longer than others. It’s also what gives us an ever-changing night- and daytime sky. At Keystone Science School, we often use...


Biff America: Elegant violence and buffed dudes

November 10, 2019

My father once said seeing his youngest son grow up to be a liberal made him wish birth control was retroactive. My dad’s and my political arguments began long before I reached voting age. We argued...



Walking our Faith: God and Brussels sprouts

November 8, 2019

A few weeks ago, I met a friend at Aurum restaurant on Ridge Street in Breckenridge in time to enjoy their well-known happy hour. During happy hour, everything on the snacks menu is half-price, and...



High Country Baking: Maple walnut tart

November 7, 2019

The holidays are coming, and this tart is a great way to celebrate the season. It’ll make any meal more festive. Walnuts, brown sugar, coffee and maple syrup combine to make each bite heady with...


Walking our Faith: We might be saints

November 2, 2019

On Wednesday morning, I sat in the little church of Saint John’s joining the men as I do each Wednesday morning for Communion. The blue-grey light was that peculiar gloaming that we associate with early...



Ask Eartha: Give new life to an old mattress

November 1, 2019

Dear Eartha, My 10-year-old mattress has lost its bounce. I’m planning to replace it, but then what do I do? Does it end up in the landfill? — Sydney, Breckenridge As of this week, free...


Home Cooking: Warm harvest meals

October 31, 2019

Harvest time really allows you to embrace a plant-centric diet more easily. All these beautiful vegetables are being picked, stored, pickled and fermented. Use some of those cold weather greens and root vegetables, add dried beans,...


Lark Ascending: My mother’s cat

October 27, 2019

I wake up late, 7 in the morning, in the guest room of my mother’s house in Florida. For a second I am lost, my mind operating in the time that was the day-before-yesterday, or...





High Country Baking: Pumpkin pie bars

October 23, 2019

Love pumpkin pie? Hate making pie crust? Then these bars are for you. Pumpkin pie filling, in all its glorious goodness, is baked on an easy-to-make shortbread crust and crowned with a sweet, crunchy nut...


Walking our Faith: The antidote to loneliness

October 18, 2019

On Tuesday mornings, I get up a little earlier so I can go to 8 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s.   I’ve found that starting my day with Mass is like starting with breakfast. But there’s...



Ask Eartha: Vote with climate change in mind

October 18, 2019

Dear Eartha, I am so overwhelmed and discouraged by all the climate change news but also feel inspired by the action that is being taken. How much impact can one person really make to such...


Home Cooking: Slow Cooker Chili Three Ways

October 16, 2019

I ran into Nathan Moorfield in City Market last week. I’m frequently running into Nathan in City Market which might be an indication that he enjoys cooking as much as I do. He confirmed this...