Category Archives: The Arts

Quick Trip to Columbus

We were planning on eating dinner downtown along the river at a restaurant that overlooks the fountain. But when we took a second look at the menu, we decided to go elsewhere. We ended up at Spaghetti Warehouse where there … Continue reading

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Hooked on Books

While we were downtown to see the Uncle Wilber Fountain, I happened upon a bookstore filled with historical works and books from the early to mid-20th century. While Sally, Barb, and Linda sat and relaxed, I wandered the shelves until … Continue reading

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Art Hop

On the third Thursday of every summer month, many of the stores and galleries in Monument stay open late. Other vendors set up booths in empty store fronts or on the street. A lot of them set out free food. … Continue reading

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Cherry Creek Arts Festival

With the publishing department, I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to see an IMAX movie called Mysteries of China 3D, on the terracotta warriors. We got to wear giant glasses to see the 3D effects. After … Continue reading

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Tattered Cover Book Store

Once a year, the publishing department at work spends a day exploring as a reward for the past year’s work. Our first stop was Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver. This particular location occupies an old theater. We spent the … Continue reading

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Thunderbirds

Today was graduation day at the Air Force Academy, located just west of work. As part of the ceremony, the Thunderbirds put on an air show. We had a picnic-style lunch, and then the CBS employees and several family members … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Son

On a Thursday afternoon, I went with the other members of my department at work to view an art exhibit. It was called “The Father & His Two Sons: The Art of Forgiveness.” There were 40 or so pieces of … Continue reading

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Poor Richard’s

Poor Richard’s, in downtown Colorado Springs, is a bookstore, coffee shop, toy store and sandwich/pizza shop all in one. There’s a lot of like about the place, and a lot that made me roll my eyes. We started in the … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs Fine Art Center

This museum wasn’t high on our to-do list, but we were given free passes by a friend so we gave it a try. We were pleasantly surprised—not that we found the art moving, but we did find it entertaining. For … Continue reading

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The Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop

One of the first things I did when I moved to Colorado was search the web for good used bookstores. That’s how I found this place in downtown Denver—even though my GPS pronounced it “here-ma-tahze.” It reminded us a lot … Continue reading

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