One hundred fifty-five years have lapsed since one of the most infamous chapters in the annals of Colorado, the November 29, 1864 Sand Creek Massacre. While the Civil War was raging in the East, in the West conflicts with Native Americans defending their homeland from intruders had increased in frequency and severity. When territorial Governor … Continue reading Sand Creek
Happy Belated National Bison Day
Is it possible for brawny, shaggy ungulates, that might tip the scale at one to two tons, to appear and amble gracefully? The answer is a resounding “yes.” Amble they may, and docile they may appear, but don’t be fooled, for this largest land mammal in North America is able to accelerate to 35 mph, … Continue reading Happy Belated National Bison Day
Definition of disinformation: False information deliberately and often covertly spread, in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth (according to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary). What thoughts go through your mind when viewing these photographs? Do you find them beautiful? Interesting and intriguing? Romantic and dreamy? Peaceful and serene? How about stylized and stilted? … Continue reading [Dis]information
In Harmony with Nature?
One of the most striking paintings I have ever laid eyes upon graces a wall at Denver International Airport, where my husband and I revisited it recently, before our flight to Germany. Its title seems perfect at first. Picturesque sceneries, vibrant colors, adorable animals, and beaming faces bespeak the peace and goodwill between different beings … Continue reading In Harmony with Nature?
A Child of Nebraska’s Sandhills
One of my favorite American writers, Willa Cather (1873-1947), put Nebraska on the literary map when she immortalized the state in several novels. I have previously reported on our literary pilgrimage to her childhood home. Thanks to my husband, who has read several books by a second Nebraska author, our recent visit to our neighboring … Continue reading A Child of Nebraska’s Sandhills