Mature Content

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    A miracle in the Bronx

    Of course there’s a Santa Claus. I saw him up close in the Bronx, in 1959, in the employee bathroom at Alexander’s Department Store. We stood silently, as men do at adjoining urinals, finished our business and returned to our work: he to the Children’s Department on the second floor,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mature Content: Aging well in the mountains

    By Nancy Roen

    For me, this time of year is a time for counting blessings, remembering over 50 years ago when I lived in Colorado and visited Carbondale and sent down tap roots. I was struck then by the similarities between the landscape and ethos of the area with the… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    From a great granddaughter

    When things go as we want, our last developmental task is making sense of the life we lived, weaving that sense into something approaching wisdom and passing it along to the generations following us. Now, it is their privilege and obligation to lead. We have moved to the rear,read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: My next-to-last

    By Niki Delson

    Imagine watching a scene in a movie that takes place on the picturesque white chalk cliffs of East Sussex, England. Near the edge of the cliff stands Grace, a deeply-depressed, self-absorbed woman who has recently learned that her husband of 29-years is divorcing her and

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  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Mature Content: Dreaming wasn’t enough

    This is the third column in CAFCI’s series about racism. Two months ago, Ron Kokish wrote about how racism affected his family and the iconic nature of Michael Francisco’s Xmas Eve arrest. Last month, Jon Riger told us about racism among fish. This month Bella Fabella, a retiredread more →

  • Locations: Columns Published

    Mature Content: Never say die

    By Kristi Nichols

    In March, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, I emailed my oldest son a list of my financial details, a copy of my will, and my advanced medical directive. I thought it was the prudent thing to do in case I contracted the virus and died. Almost instantly, I received… read more →