Writers Strike?  Reality Television to the Rescue

Despite the writers strike, we’ve been enjoying great television lately.   There are a few shows we genuinely miss, especially “The Office.”   However, I have no problem with the writers wanting more money – if it weren’t for writers there would be no stories and without stories all television would be bad reality t.v.!!! But not all reality t.v. will rot your brain.   Here are two programs  I

Winter is here!

Snowshoeing in Colorado. Photo taken in 2006 near Fairplay, Colorado. I know it’s not officially winter, but it sure looks like it outside my window.   Earlier today, we took Xena and walked over to the coffee shop.   It’s a winter wonderland and it’s cold!   The  sun is not shining and it looks like it might dump more snow on us at any time.   I say, LET

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

 Loveland, Colorado The snow is falling today and I’m feeling a bit more festive. I guess since it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, I’m  going to have to face that it ’tis the season. Colorado’s northern mountains (this includes resorts such as Vail, Steamboat Springs and A-Basin) are getting approx. 2 feet of snow through the weekend – our southern mountains (places such as Telluride and Durango) are

The Holidays Blahs

I can’t seem to get into the spirit this year.   Early today, for a brief moment, I felt somewhat spirited when NPR played a medley of Christmas songs performed by a brass band.   It was very festive and I found myself happily humming along, but when the songs were over, my Christmas spirit swirled away like smoke in a stiff breeze.  I’ve watched several Christmas movies, hoping that

Heidi of the Rockies

I’ve got some catching up to do! I’ve seen several movies lately, including American Gangster and La Vie en Rose.   But today I’m having to work on my other writing gig, so the reviews will have to wait.   Ryan and I are headed to the Bronco game tonight – no need to review that – the Bronco’s will win.   They’ve never lost when I’ve been at a

Busy Week

We have had a tremendously busy week and I haven’t gotten around to writing my reviews yet.   We did manage to squeeze in a movie this week (Into the Wild) which just happens to be a favorite book of mine.    Sean Penn directed the movie and I think he did a pretty good job at staying on target with the book (by Jon Kraukauer).   We are off

Book Review: The Age of Innocence & A Room with a View

Dust off those classics ~ they deserve another chance   In this fast pace world of cell phone, Ipods and virus videos it is easy to forget about classics.   You know the classics; those books collecting dust on your bookshelf, behind the best-sellers you bought because Oprah liked it or because you liked the attractively decorated cover.   I want to share two of my favorite books, they both