Category: "Personal Notes"

I kept myself from tears...but just barely

Hat Tip: Rusty S.   SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title : 'I kept myself from tears...but just barely', url :… more »

Merry Christmas and Happy Kung Pao Chicken

To all of my Christian friends, I wish  you a very Merry Christmas. To all my Jewish brethren, I wish you a lovely traditional Jewish Christmas meal: Chinese food SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title : 'Merry Christmas and Happy… more »

An utterly self-serving blog post and request

To make a long story short, I was involved in a business deal which ended up making me a shareholder (with more shares than I would ever have expected to own) in the company that makes New Leaf Tea. New Leaf is now on Facebook and has a goal of… more »

A brief respite

As you might imagine, the Cory Vooris/Denver ICE story I’ve posted on these pages in the past couple of days was a very big job to write. And, I was on the radio for two full hours on Wednesday and will be on again from 7 AM to 8 AM on the Peter… more »

Cory Voorhis update

I attended a fund-raiser last night for Cory Voorhis and his family.  The crowd was over 100, including local radio talk show host Peter Boyles.  People lined up to thank Cory for the fight he’s taking on.  Perhaps the most moving moment was when… more »

Ross on the radio this evening (November 29)

I’ll be guest-hosting for John Andrews’ “Backbone Radio” show this evening from 5 PM to 8 PM on Denver’s 710-AM KNUS. Please listen in if you get a chance, either on the radio if you’re in the area or over the web if… more »

Happy Thanksgiving

From my sister’s home in North Carolina, I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Yes, even the liberals who read this.   SHARETHIS.addEntry( { title : 'Happy Thanksgiving', url :… more »

Two interesting charities to consider

Here are two interesting charities I’ve learned about recently.  I’ve contributed a modest sum to the first one: Heifer International: Among other things, gives food-providing animals to poor people around the world, with the condition that… more »

A touching blog about Alzheimers Disease

My friend Lois Keller has started a moving and (maybe surprisingly) interesting blog about dealing with her (adopted) mother’s fall into the grip of Alzheimer’s Disease.  I encourage you to take a look at Lois’ blog, now and later, and… more »'s "free shipping" deceit

I buy a lot of “stuff” from, from books to dustbusters to toys.  And I presume many of you do the same. I just noticed something that you may have noticed long ago, but just in case I want to bring it to your attention: For most… more »