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Tony Vagneur: Casey Tibbs, a horse-riding idol
Tony Vagneur: Casey Tibbs, a horse-riding idol

April 20, 2019

In the strangeness of the dream, my dad told me we were going to (Old) Snowmass to meet Casey Tibbs. That name hadn’t crossed my consciousness in maybe 20 years. Casey Tibbs (1929 to 1990),...





Paul Andersen: A glimpse of life in Lalaland
Paul Andersen: A glimpse of life in Lalaland

April 14, 2019

Terence, the Uber driver, wheels his Audi down Topanga Canyon like Parnelli Jones. Traffic is light for LA on a midday jaunt to Santa Monica, when you can avoid gridlock. But no one seems to...



Tony Vagneur: A love-hungry pianist
Tony Vagneur: A love-hungry pianist

April 13, 2019

The call was unexpected and came to the house in Woody Creek. Would I be interested in playing the piano for the day-care service at Aspen Highlands during the upcoming winter? “Wait, before you say...




Sean Beckwith: Short stories from a long winter
Sean Beckwith: Short stories from a long winter

April 9, 2019

If you ski 100 days and don’t Instagram your pin, did you actually ski 100 days? With an incredible ski season wrapping up, it’s fair to ask another 100-day-related question: If everyone else reached the...


John Colson: Diving into the Delta on two wheels
John Colson: Diving into the Delta on two wheels

April 9, 2019

I’m taking a break this week and next, hoping that by ignoring national and regional politics for a while I can restore some version of sanity to my overheated mind. As I write this, I...