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The Fisherman

The Fisherman

Last Cast, by Mike Dunn (flickr commons: https://flic.kr/p/e58gGz)   If from me, when all is done, there are any words left over, let them be these: Hurrying down Boulder Canyon early one sullen spring morning, just rounding a [...]

Varsity Lake: An Affair

Varsity Lake: An Affair

Varsity Lake northern shore looking east, showing Klauder's Women's Club Building, now called McKenna Languages (Meinhardt Greeff, http://www.panoramio.com/photo/90936895) Some years back when I was editing the local Trout Unlimited newsletter, I [...]

The Way Up There

The Way Up There

Boulder Canyon road and tracks, c 1909-1923 (tracks were removed in 1920) Carnegie Library This morning, this seventh day of September of 2013, well after the Flood, the road up the Canyon to Nederland is reopened. The way up there…. I think [...]

More About Theatres

More About Theatres

In Memory of Professor Ralph Crosman Dean of the College of Journalism University of Colorado 1946 Boulder has, I think, ten stages on which I could produce a play—if I had to—and I don’t, thank heaven. I could list my count of ten, but [...]

This Is Too Long—Polonius to Hamlet

This Is Too Long—Polonius to Hamlet

  AN IMPROVISATION In Two Parts and Sixteen Fragments Part I There is little point in being as old as I am unless it makes me the oldest living remnant of this or that. I have claimed to be the oldest living writer about angling in [...]

The Purest Stuff of Boulder

The Purest Stuff of Boulder

We lived up on Fifth Street, just off Pearl, in the house with the green steel roof. We were close to Red Rocks and near the creek — a fine neighborhood for kids. Half of it was still in vacant lots where, on fine evenings after supper, we ganged [...]

A Life Beyond Life

A Life Beyond Life

It's sad, this morning.  The death of a school. The execution by fiat of the University of Colorado’s School of Journalism. I feel that I should be the one to carry the news to Professor Crossman out in Green Mountain Cemetery. I would recite for [...]