Entries from October 2007 ↓

The last press run…

at the Camera. Starting tonight, our Boulder newspaper will be printed in Denver. i woke up at 1 this morning and went downtown to see the final run with a few dozen others. While this makes the Pearl Street location a prime spot for development, removing the presses and cleaning up more than 100 years worth of, um, chemicals could be expensive. We’ll see what happens next…

The video!!!

Yes, i’m one of the people whooping in the background!!!

Rockies are in the World Series!!!

It’s been some 25 years since W.P. Kinsella published Shoeless Joe, the book that would eventually become the movie “Field of Dreams.” A few years later, he wrote The Iowa Baseball Confederacy.

Both books serve up a kind of baseball fantasy that’s romantic and idealistic, yet true to the sense of the game.

Now, the Colorado Rockies are living the sort of baseball fantasy Kinsella once wrote about. I asked my brother before the game last night if he’d ever have anticipated this when we went to see the Cubs or the Yankees play at Coors Field. I certainly didn’t when i saw the Rocks beat the Brewers in mid-August in what turned out to be a key series.

But somehow, the team managed to turn up the heat in September and get it done and they keep getting it done. It’s something that, regrettably, my beloved Cubs have never managed to do.

Still, it’s sweet to see the Rockies – and Colorado – living this dream. Pretty amazing!!!

it’s the nlcs, baby!

and Chuck and I are here!

Autumn in the Rockies

My friend Mary Anne is here from Talllahassee, so we went on a hike at Caribou Ranch, northwest of Nederland. It’s a beautiful time of year, with aspens turning and a wonderful light. This is the 360 from an old ranch near a beaver pond, shot with the new Flip Video camera i bought this week.

Does this mean…

we shouldn’t read newspapers? Just shot this at CU’s union. The sign notes that this 4-foot stack of newspapers is equal to one tree.