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My 2017 Western America Tour: Cheerful Colorado History (Not)

When initially planning my trip, I had envisioned going from the Great Sand Dunes to Laramie, Wyoming, taking the mountain route: The Rockies are a dramatic backdrop and there are lots of trails to hike and things to do.

The problem was, I couldn’t identify anything specific that I wanted to do – and instead […]

History Colorado: Colorado has history, but it’s kind of shallow now.

Saturday morning, after having breakfast with one of my oldest friends, we headed over to the brand new History Colorado Center – brand new as it opened only a couple months ago.

The new museum replaces the old facility, which looked like a typewriter and was both one of my favorite buildings in downtown Denver […]

three hundred seventy-five years

Three hundred seventy-five years is the estimated amount of time it would take 40 people to reassemble the collected shredded files of the DDR Stasi.

When Anna Funder, the author of Stasiland, visited the Stasi File Authority offices outside of Nuremberg, the authority had thirty-one employees.

It’s a rather daunting fact to consider—Three hundred seventy-five […]