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Okay, I’m the world’s worst blogger.

You would be too, if you were surrounded by editors as talented as those who surround me! It’s intimidating. But I am a half-way decent writer—and a damned good volunteer. I am determined to make this New Year a more … Continue reading

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The composer behind E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Nußknacker und Mausekönig

As this is the season of memories, joy and delight—many people include in their festivities a night at the ballet to see a remarkable staple of the holiday season: The Nutcracker. The composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, has not only given … Continue reading

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“Writing Wrongs in Writing Books” by Ed Quillen

“Colorado has lost one of its most thoughtful and colorful characters,” Denver Post editorial-page editor Curtis Hubbard said. “For decades, Ed’s humor and keen eye shed light for Denver Post readers on topics ranging from our current politics to the … Continue reading

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“Calling for a Change of Heart”

Twenty years may at times seem long ago. But a careful examination of this interview by John Keeble with Derrick Jensen about his classic book Out of the Channel published in 1991, dealing with the Exxon Valdez oil spill is … Continue reading

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Dalva by Jim Harrison

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Dalva by Jim Harrison

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The Rocky Mountain Land Library

Journey of an Idea by Tom Wylie The Landscape of Home A Rocky Mountain Land Series Reader Edited by JEFF LEE With JOHN CALDERAZZO, SUEELLEN CAMPBELL & DAVID WAAG Illustrations by EVAN CANTOR Johnson Books/Rocky Mountain Land Library, $17.00 paper, … Continue reading

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To Be Read Aloud

To Do A Book of Alphabets and Birthdays GERTRUDE STEIN Illustrated by GISELLE PORTER Introduction by TIMOTHY YOUNG Yale University, $25.00 cloth, ISBN 978-0-300-17097-9 And now G comes after F. What did you say I said G comes after F. … Continue reading

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THE SWERVE: How the World Became Modern

Congratulations to Stephen Greenblatt, winner of the 2011 National Book Award in Nonfiction. The Swerve How the World Became Modern STEPHEN GREENBLATT Norton, $26.95 cloth, ISBN 978-0-393-06447-6 When did the world become modern? The answer, of late, is earlier than … Continue reading

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What Hath Harriet Beecher Stowe Wrought?

Congratulations to Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn! As mentioned on our Facebook page, referring to a fascinating article on Harriet Beecher Stowe, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn … Continue reading

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