Who among us hasn’t wondered how our lives might be changed if we had chosen a different path, zigged instead of zagged? We might ask, “What if I hadn’t been late to the bus that day?” or, “Where would I be now, only if…?”
When I find my mind turned this way, as happens here and there, I try to remember that not every crossroads is so clearly marked, and pining for things-that-may-have-been is not a terribly healthy thing to do. But still, sometimes I cannot help but wonder...what if?
This week, one of the most talked about residents of Denver was a giant flower named Stinky. The big, smelly blossom at the Denver Botanic Gardens made the national news, and people have been waiting over three hours to get a look at it. Stinky even has its own StinkyCam. But the corpse flower isn't alone in the world of bizarre and amazing plants.
TheBiennial of the Americas, established by Governor John Hickenlooper in 2010 when he was Mayor of Denver, is a series of events, art exhibitions, workshops, and talks devoted to exploring the economic and cultural ties between countries in the Western hemisphere.
Have you ever heard of Triceratops? How about Stegosaurus? "Brontosaurus"? Of course you have--they're some of the superstars of prehistory; depicted in countless picture books, cartoons, and roadside statues. Many eight-year-olds could give you a scholarly lecture about them. But what many Denverites don't know--even some of the eight-year-olds--is that all three of these dinosaur celebrities were first discovered right in our back yard. They're actually local celebrities, and their discoveries make for some pretty interesting reading.
Cynthia Swanson is a Denver writer and mid-century modern designer. Her debut novel,The Bookseller, is being released by HarperCollins Publishers on March 3. This work of historical fiction, set in Denver in the early 1960s, asks the question, “How did I end up in my current life?
Greetings, ravenous music fans who are athirst for locally sourced music!
We have four new additions to the VOLUME website this week!
First up we have Dragondeer with their EP 'Don't That Feel Good'.
'Don't That Feel Good' stomps it's way out of the gates with the fantastic song of the same name setting the pace for the album to travel on through many fine permutations of the Blues genre.