Mount Evans tornado. Photo submitted by Josh Deere.

Tornado at 11,900 feet

(Updated July 31, 2012, 2:15 pm MT) I’ve lived all my life in Tornado Alley without ever hearing of a tornado in the Rockies. Wrong terrain. Wrong conditions. Right? Wrong. […]

Ten kinds of stupid

Last night things got “interesting” here in Thornton, the north Denver suburb where I live, at a movie theater I was in just a few months ago. And more recently, […]

Hamadou Djibo Issaka

Why I watch the Olympics

(Updated July 29 at 1:20 pm MT) Overlooked by American media yesterday, as far as I know, was Hamadou Djibo Issaka, a 35-year-old rower from Niger. He learned his sport […]

Zakaria on guns

Zakaria on gun control

(Updated August 12, 2012, at 1 pm MT) Fareed Zakaria is always the voice of reason, it seems to me. He always makes his case in carefully reasoned, low-key, non-partisan […]

Mitt Romney

Mitt’s Olympic meddle

Maureen Dowd at The New York Times sharpened her claws and went after Mitt Romney yesterday. If you haven’t had enough of that sort of thing already, you might enjoy […]

Olympics broadcast schedules

A suggestion for Olympics TV broadcast schedules: Check out the NBC schedule. It tells you exactly what’s on now and on which channel, with precise start times. If you sort […]

Olympic flag

Olympic observations

(Updated July 28 at 12:07 pm MT) Grandma’s miscellaneous observations about the London Olympics: The Opening Ceremonies need to be shortened enough to ensure all the athletes can participate. They’ve […]