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Half-past delinquency: When you find love, it’s best to hold onto it

Love is a tricky thing. Most people spend their whole lives looking for their perfect match, the one who fully completes them. We can get caught up in someone’s love or lust that they bring to our lives. Sometimes, we can even drop everything and run to please them.

I found the love of my life when I was 12 years old,...

Love it or hate it: Football

Love it

Yeah I know, head injuries, CTE, all that. Hating on football used to be more about snobby refinement or boredom with a silly, meaningless game. But now football haters have brain injuries and player welfare and science on their side. Loving football was never so difficult. Yet, I can’t help myself.

Sure,...

Style Fetish: In praise of Carhartt gold

Let this first column be in praise of pants, specifically and adoringly, Carhartt or Dickies canvas work pants in that iconic hot mustard gold. This common color of the bottom halves of many Colorado men is evocative in the extreme, bringing to mind hard work, capability, beer and honey, toughness and integrity. That mellow...

Keep calm and act like you know what you’re doing

I received the Durango Arts Center’s latest program-touting brochure in the mail last week and, flipping through it, came upon a picture of myself in what may have been literally the most terrifying moment of my life.

The photo was from DAC’s 10-Minute Plays, which I’d performed in back in October. In the photo, I am...

Horoscope: My how popular you are, Aquarius

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

Do what you can to expand your horizons because you’re keen to travel and learn something new. Reach out and grab more of life!

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

This is the perfect time to wrap up details with inheritances, insurance matters, taxes, debt and anything related to...

Love it or hate it: Haircuts

Love it

Living in the small, western town of Mancos with its low-key, rural fashion, I’ve come to treasure my quarterly visits to the “Clip-&-Curl,” as I like to call all hair salons. As far as I’m concerned, haircuts are gifts from the good sweet Lord above, heaven-sent mini chair vacations I greatly enjoy for the...

Get Smart about whiskey drinking

You may have noticed the weather. It’s cold. Real cold. Oh sure, you could zip your puffy coat up to your ears, or you could let Lucas Hess, manager of El Moro Spirits & Tavern, teach you how to put a fire in your belly.

With so many choices, it’s altogether too easy for a whiskey virgin to quickly become totally...

‘My biggest surprise was that it just [bleeping] worked’

In gas stations, convenience stores and tourist shops around the world, travelers and passers-by can usually find a rack or two featuring little pieces of adhesive paper to help them remember their journeys. In 2014, Durango’s Bryant Aucoin went on a climbing trip to Yosemite, and, with an entrepreneurial epiphany, returned...

Savage Love: She’s mad that I’m not mad. What to do?

My girlfriend of six months hooked up with one of my buds. They were both drunk at a party, and I was out of town for a sports thing. I wasn’t angry when she “confessed.” I thought it was hot and said we should maybe have a threesome with the dude. I’m not interested in being with a guy, but I’d be down with a M/M/F...

Durango is groovy, but here’s one thing it doesn’t have

With thanksgiving around the corner, I’d like to give a little thanks. Words can’t describe how fortunate we all are to call a place like Durango home. But there is room for improvement. We are missing a crucial piece that any well-established town has: a quality dance floor.

While chatting with Flow, an exchange...

Foaming soap and Cardboard: Some days the world changes

Remember when foaming soap wasn’t a thing? You’d be in a public restroom, go to wash your hands and have to, what, create the lather yourself? I can’t imagine a world without it now, but back in 2003, I was in the bathroom of a devastatingly hip restaurant on San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk and I encountered foaming soap for...

Horoscope: Virgos, it’s not your fault, but suck it up anyway

ARIES (March 21 to April 19)

If you feel confused about political, religious or racial issues, don’t commit to anything. And don’t let others push you into taking a stance for which you are not ready.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)

Don’t beat yourself up if financial plans didn’t turn out how you’d hoped....

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