Category: "Personal Notes"

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 a 5-yea… 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 you're elsewhere. Try THIS link,… 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.   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 the recipie… 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 pass the link arou… more »

Amazon.com's "free shipping" deceit

I buy a lot of "stuff" from Amazon.com, 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 items whic… more »

Happy Birthday to Me

As a birthday present to myself, I'm taking the day off from blogging. I wish it weren't 6 degrees and snowing at my house (not kidding!) but we'll make the best of it. I wish you all a great weekend. Ross more »

My 9/11

[These are my recollections as best I can recall. You can imagine that between the chaos and the years, some details may be slightly incorrect...but only slightly.] Eight years ago today, I was sitting in my office in Chicago when I saw news of an airp… more »

Boulder County not too broke to be fair on my property assessment

I criticize the government of the Peoples Republic of Boulder, both at the county and city levels, with some frequency. Therefore, it's only fair that I give them credit when they do something right. Several months ago, I received a property reassessme… more »

Recap: The 2009 Steamboat Institute Inaugural Freedom Conference

I've just returned from a few days in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado, including attending in (and briefly speaking at) the inaugural Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference. Although the event was a first-attempt effort by my Leadership Program o… more »