Cowboys, Yogis, and One-legged Ski Bums is a compilation of Don Morreale's popular YourHub/Examiner.com articles about the life and times of contemporary Coloradans. In addition to people who have somehow managed to triumph over extremely difficult circumstances, he writes about artists, athletes, thinkers, helpers, seekers, and ordinary folks smitten with peculiar passions. His stories uncover a rich cultural tapestry hidden in plain sight at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains.
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Forty Years Stoned: A Journalist’s Romance celebrates a life of high adventure guided by the inspirations and invigorations of smoking marijuana. It’s about discovering Leif Eriksson’s birthplace, and it’s about discovering that the love of your life has Parkinson’s disease. It’s about finding laughter and joy amid the rubble of disappointment and creating a vision of acceptance and perfect well-being.
Herein are recollections of war orphans of World War II, sons and daughters who for half a century have seldom spoken of their fathers or of their own lives after the deaths of their fathers. The memories revealed through interviews, letters, family histories and remembrances of their fathers’ war buddies are remarkable for their honesty and their quiet courage.
"I had a vision of a faith community where people could have a wider understanding of God and our relationship to him/her. I wanted to create a place where people could state what they believe and what they struggle with--freely. I wanted a community of people who know we don't all have to agree on everything."
The men and women interviewed in this book endured back-to-back crises early on in their lives. The first was the Great Depression. The second was World War II. They were just kids -seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old- when they went off to war, where many were put into roles of incredible responsibility. Often they were thrown into hellish situations. Far too early and far to quickly, they were robbed of their youth and innocence. Over sixteen million of them served and, bolstered by a united home front, they won the war on two massive fronts, helping to save the world. They returned home and, without skipping a beat, moved on with their lives. Not wanting their children to endure what they did in their youth, they put their noses to the grindstone and built this country's economy into the largest the world has ever seen. Truly the greatest generation. Now in their eighties and nineties, these veterans of WWII tell their stories, many for the first time, providing a fresh, human perspective on this period of time.
Polly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles—by foot -- to become the first woman to walk around the