Tribute

Finn

When the first contender to be Jax’s new kitty step-sibling, an adorable little white fluffball named Miss Chandler, sneezed blood in my face, I tapped out of the process. I was only a couple of weeks into my very first office job and felt completely exhausted all the time because getting used to the workaday…

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Anthony Bourdain

I awoke this morning at 5:30 despite my best intentions, rolled over and looked at my phone. I opened Facebook and my friend Justin Finesilver had posted an article from CNN.com with this headline: “CNN’s Anthony Bourdain dead at 61.” I read the article and began writing this tribute at 5:38. I’ve never met Anthony Bourdain…

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Ep. 119: Patrick Sheridan – SPECIAL RE-POST

This is not the post I wanted to write. This is not the episode I wanted to do. But here we are. Patrick Sheridan passed away yesterday. Here is his memorial fund. Please donate to it. I had interviewed Patrick on December 22, 2016, two days before what he referred to as his “expiration date.”…

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Warren Miller

“If you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” I don’t really ski anymore. I haven’t skied in probably more than seven years. The fact that I had to spend about 10 minutes considering how long it’s actually been since I can remember skiing means it might actually be…

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Rooster & Moon

It’s September 22 as I type this at the bar of Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub. Eight days from now, Rooster & Moon will close its doors and say goodbye to the community. I’ve written and podcasted about my love for this place before – notably here, here, and here, – so it’s with a…

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Mike Gaughan

I was 26 years old, brand new to the account, and still pretty green when it came to working for a PR agency. I attended a meeting of the various consultants under the employ of the client not really knowing what the hell I was doing, and came away from that meeting feeling condescended to,…

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Heritage Square

Another piece of my childhood is evaporating. As has been lamented all over my Facebook feed for the last couple of weeks, it has been announced that Heritage Square will close at the end of the 2015 season. Having grown up in Golden, and having had to pass Heritage Square every single day on my…

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Ernie

I should not be the one to write an Ernie Banks tribute. It should be my dad. Ernie Banks was my dad’s hero, and when I mourn Ernie Banks, I’m actually mourning a part of my dad. But since this is my life and my website, and not writing a tribute feels way worse and…

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Boo-yow

As everyone’s certainly heard by now, Stuart Scott, most famous as a newscaster on ESPN’s Sportscenter, died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Of the many tributes, obituaries, and stories about Scott, my two favorites came from his longtime Sportscenter co-anchor Rich Eisen, (who, in a later interview, reminded everyone that it’s spelled…

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Robin

At my old website, we used to run Ghoul Pool contests. It’s an easy way to pander for audience participation, and I didn’t think anything of it until one year I found myself editing the entries. Suddenly and unexpectedly I got really bummed out as I culled through people’s submissions and I thought about how…

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