This mural, “Crayons,” was painted by Gamma Acosta a day after the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012. Almost ten years later the shootings continue. Today it happened again, this time at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Eighteen children — second, third, and fourth graders — died. Will no one act to stop this … Continue reading Too many guns!
Yesterday I could not have told you who Stephen Wilhite was. Nor is it likely I will be able to a few days from now. But he was the man who, in the late 1980s, created/invented/originated the animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format), familiar to anyone who has ever been on the internet or used social … Continue reading It’s pronounced ‘JIF’
About this logo How oblivious can one be? I moved to Denver in 2008 or thereabouts, and have been awash in local news ever since. Yet not until recently during a sportscast did I notice an odd spot of black in the logo of the Colorado Avalanche (NHL team). Boy did I feel stupid when … Continue reading Now you see it … or not
After some weeks of contemplation, I’ve decided to change themes. It’s a huge decision this time, because there will be no going back. Beacon, the theme you’ve been seeing for a number of years, has been retired by WordPress. If I change my mind about the new one, there will be lots of others to … Continue reading Fair warning
I have long been attracted to unusual architecture and am the first to ooh and ahh when I see it. To date, most such structures have appeared in other countries, but now, it seems Denver is getting one. Meet One River North, a building with a giant crack in it. Is this wild, or what? … Continue reading One River North is one cool building
I know you’ve been waiting breathlessly for Pantone’s announcement of its Color of the Year 2022. So I won’t prolong the suspense: Their About Pantone Color of the Year paragraph says something about technology and doesn’t even begin to explain their image of purple fur and bubbles. But true to form, their appropriately purple prose … Continue reading Pantone’s done it again