I was looking at the schedule for the Turner Classic Movies upcoming film festival in Hollywood and saw that they have two “nitrate screenings” of movies. What the heck does that mean? Aren’t nitrates bad?
This summer was a special time; my son was heading off to college, so we were determined to spend as much quality time together as possible together. We scheduled our vacation well in advance and arranged a 3-day, 20 mile hike through Rocky Mountain National Park. In choosing the location for this trip, I wanted to show my children where I spent so many afternoons hiking when I lived up in Estes Park, the city on the edge of RMNP. We camped at a site 1.8 miles in, arriving early Saturday morning to set up camp.
My friend and I are arguing over where the film Beach Blanket Bingo was filmed. She claims it was actually all filmed in Florida but I say that’s nonsense, it was filmed in Southern California. How can we settle this argument??
Just installed a flagpole for my front yard and would like to track when I should have my American flag at half-mast [ed note: “half-staff”. A mast is what you find on a ship!] and when it should fly at the top of the pole.
Dream of heading to the mountains and unplugging completely? So does contributing writer Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer, as she explains in this piece…
As a travel and festival writer and a social media influencer, my career is dependent on access to the Internet. It is vital that I have good cell service while I travel and that all my social media apps work. Amazingly, when I do find myself in a place without cell service, it’s strangely relaxing and always revitalizing. If you’d like to do a digital detox, here are some Colorado destinations where getting online is no easy task.
Just about every Thanksgiving I tend to write something related to the traditional American celebration of this holiday. We may have the mythology of Puritans and Native Americans sharing a turkey around a long colonial table, but the underlying concept of gratitude is universal. And so…