Hand-made Cathedral

Hand-built Cathedral

Aug. 1, 2017 by

In the world of architecture a building is “vernacular” when it is built to the standards of local custom, but largely free of other architectural traditions. When vernacular gets weird, architecture shrugs it off as “folly.” Justo Gallego Martínez life’s


Jul. 28, 2017 by

What happens when fun runs into obsession or compulsion? Where does the fun end and the addiction begin? Alcohol is a perfect case study in the delicate balancing act fun requires. On face value, booze is a big part of

Hunter Thompson’s Last Words: No Fun

Hunter Thompson’s Last Words: No Fun

Jul. 27, 2017 by

According to the Washington Post, here’s the suicide note Hunter Thompson wrote days before killing himself: “No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more

Fun: Abridged

Oct. 15, 2010 by

Prior to my TEDx Boulder talk on “What makes a place fun?” CU Boulder profession, and scholar of the concept of “funny” asked me for a a quick answer to the question I posed in my talk title. Here’s the

Hell House / Haunted House

Hell House / Haunted House

Nov. 7, 2008 by

A twitter post from an NYC friend reminded me of my long ago visit to a local Denver "Hell House". It was over 10 years ago, and my recollection is a bit fuzzy. But some of the memorable facts are

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