Category: "Personal Notes"

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 »

Leadership Program of the Rockies application deadline August 31

My favorite Colorado organization by far is the Leadership Program of the Rockies. I went through the Program several years ago, learned a lot, made many great connections and, more importantly, lasting friendships. The program trains leaders or people… more »