• Locations: Columns, Fiction, Opinion Published

    Shades of Nuance: Dispatches from the Eastern Front

    Vilnius, Lithuania- Past 10pm, as the Baltic sun finally retreats over the horizon, the winding cobbled streets and yellow brick facades of the Old Town of Vilnius fades into a curious silence. It is not the silence of our little valley town, where the howl ofread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Local cook plates up hope for Ukrainian refugees

    At a time when our society is overwhelmed by rapidly-changing catastrophes, it is easy to fall into feelings of helplessness, or even despair. These feelings are incredibly valid when one considers our immediate access to information and seemingly little resolution.

    But, what if we paused for just one moment, and… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    ‘Make beer, not war’

    You may have seen the quote in one of the bathrooms at Carbondale Beer Works — “Make beer, not war.” It’s  an unofficial slogan that is gaining relevance for the microbrewery in a new collaboration with Casey Brewing of Glenwood Springs.

    In a global effort toread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ps&Qs: One for Jim B.

    Another good friend is gone. Jim Breasted was the coolest of the cool. We enjoyed talking about many subjects from hiking to history to dive bars in Aspen… but the one thing we would always circle back to, and agree on, is that they don’t make Republicans like they used… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Russia-Ukraine crisis: beyond “good” and “evil”

    Like many, I watched the news in horror and shock in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, to see the visceral uncertainty and chilling reigniting of the Cold War as Russian forces stormed the Ukrainian borders from all sides. After weeks of buildup, political rhetoric and international tension, that… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Ukraine, through Zaslowsky eyes

    Between pogroms, my grandfather, David Zaslowsky, and two of his brothers immigrated to New York City from their village south of Kiev called “Bohuslav” in Ukrainian, “Boguslav” in Russian and “Boslov” in Yiddish, which was the language the Zaslowskys spoke. Zaslowsky, also spelled in several different ways, wasread more →