Containment is defined in the dictionary as the "act of containing something, or someone, and to keep it from spreading."

When I sat down to read "Western Colorado History Revisited," an anthology of articles from The Journal of the Western Slope, I realized how little I knew about the history of our area despite having grown up here. I also deepened my appreciation for our complicated community. American histo…

Something can be both true and unimportant. Not everyone seems to be able to make that distinction. Of course, the meaning of importance may be as hard to come by as the meaning of the word true. It all depends on what the definition of "is" is.

Well, the United States had a birthday this week. Birthdays are one way of telling time. We also use anniversaries, holidays, the sun, the moon, calendars, shadows, clocks, watches, cellphones and electricity.

"The Wait," by Jennifer Bonner and Susan Cushman, is the true story of Jennifer Bonner, who was born with profound heart defects and grows to be an independent, creative and sharply intelligent young woman waiting for a heart transplant. It is an unexpectedly fun and inspiring read, given th…

I'm going to do something new this week. I'm going to write about something that I know nothing about. No, I don't do that every week! I almost always know something about the subjects I write about; although, I admit the amount varies considerably with the column.