Xenna the service dog alvin December 19, 2019 - 9:11am

Here’s a very touching story on titled, Xenna the service dog helps Navy vet do laboratory research.

Boulder, Colorado in the 1800s - Very few trees alvin December 5, 2019 - 8:20pm

A lot of people don’t believe it when they come to the Boulder, Colorado area, but there were very few, if any, trees in Boulder and other towns like Louisville naturally. As you can see in this image from the 1800s, there are a few trees on the left side of the image, which is west, and closer to the mountains. Louisville, Colorado is east of here.

This image comes from the City of Boulder Facebook page.

A holiday love story alvin December 1, 2019 - 9:35am

When I was in the hospital in Boulder, Colorado with the heart problem a few weeks ago, I asked a nurse about my cardiologist. I knew he had retired, but didn’t know why. “He’s 68 years old,” she said, “and he wants to spend more time with his girlfriend, who lives in Chicago.”


“A possible result could be catastrophic” alvin November 26, 2019 - 9:59am

I was talking to a doctor yesterday about Pericarditis and he said that one possible result could be catastrophic. I was well aware of that possibility, but I thought it was an unusual word for a doctor to use.

That being said, it does sound more powerful than you could die. A lot of people say, “You could die doing <fill in the blank>,” so maybe that phrase has lost some power, where “catastrophic” isn’t used that often to talk about one’s health.

Colorado snowfall totals for the morning of November 26, 2019 alvin November 26, 2019 - 8:37am

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. These are the Colorado snowfall totals for the morning of November 26, 2019, with significantly more snow expected today. Image courtesy of this tweet by Troy Renck.

Winter snowstorm, coming up ... alvin November 25, 2019 - 7:54am

Cowabunga, me going to need more cookie dough.

~ Broomfield, Colorado, November 25, 2019 (Thanksgiving week)

The Rocky Mountains, west and south of Boulder, Colorado alvin October 12, 2019 - 6:11pm

This is a view of the Rocky Mountains that are west and south of Boulder, Colorado. The apartment I lived in was located in the south/west area of Broomfield. There was actually a sign on the street in front of the apartments that said, “Welcome to Superior,” but somehow my apartment was in Broomfield.

The flatirons, Boulder, Colorado alvin September 7, 2019 - 8:05am

If you ever visit the Boulder, Colorado area you’ll hear of the “flatirons.” Many stores and businesses are named after them. This is them.

A Boulder, Colorado sunset (over the Rocky Mountains) alvin September 2, 2019 - 8:43am

A Boulder, Colorado sunset (over the Rocky Mountains), October 18, 2012.

Driving from Boulder, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico alvin July 20, 2019 - 9:05am

If you ever need to drive from the Boulder/Denver, Colorado area to (or from) Santa Fe, New Mexico, the gray route on the left in this image is the most scenic, the one to take if you only get one shot at it. Lots of mountain views and ranches, and many small towns.

Once you get off of I-25, the blue road that goes through Taos is also very scenic, and is particularly pretty in the winter. I usually take the gray road back to Colorado, and the Taos road down to Santa Fe.