November, 2013

 

Privacy Lost

Airline passengers’ bodies are now protected virtually, but are subjected to more intensive pat-downs.

On October 4, 2013, the Transportation Security Administration oversaw a change in security regulations for passengers discouraged by the invasive security checks.


The Mercury Cafe proves to be worth the drive


Way up in Five Points, just north of Downtown Denver, there is an organic, wonderfully offbeat haven for bohemians and artists called the Mercury Cafe, informally known as “The Merc.”

It’s a long hike from Littleton (about 30-40 minutes via I-25), but there’s really nothing like it anywhere else in Colorado.

The Merc serves live music, dance and poetry, wholesome and organic food, outstanding coffee and tea, and some of the most interesting decorations anywhere. True bohemians can be hard to come by in a place like Denver, but they exist, and they’re hiding in this unique hangout.


Christmas in July


Have you noticed the lights? The cozy feel around town? The melodious carols cascading from store speakers?


Lessons learned by travel

Over the summer, I flew from Denver to Uganda, Africa to spend a month serving and living in a new environment. My experience began being overwhelmed with all the kids rushing me because of my skin color. But soon enough, I was not overwhelmed, instead my love for those kids grew and grew, and I began to learn what true joy is. These kids have grown up with what most westerners would consider nothing, and yet they have an overflowing joy that spreads onto everyone that they come near too. They dance and sing with a carefree spirit because they are thankful for the little that they do have.


Fall Wreath

Autumn is the perfect time to get creative and make your own, affordable wreath! This is a cheap and fun project.