End of the Line

What - it turns out - is actually wrong with me
What - it turns out - is actually wrong with me

The question left unanswered for most of my life has been, “What is wrong with you?” often with an expletive in the middle.

By john van becay
05/14/2020
End of the Line: Ode to the Sky Steps in uncertain times
End of the Line: Ode to the Sky Steps in uncertain times

No one has ever asked me if I have a favorite Sky Step, but if they did, I would answer, without hesitation, #357.

By Max Owens
04/09/2020
End of the Line: The stars of wonder
End of the Line: The stars of wonder

Nothing in life is stable or secure. One ventures out into the dark to watch the meteors rain across an evening sky.

By Burt Baldwin
01/09/2020
End of the line: Rusty: A summer bromance
End of the line: Rusty: A summer bromance

I was hiking alone, along a meadow, when I noticed a commotion in the grasses. To my surprise, below me, in a pitiful state, was a fledgling redtail hawk!

By Burt Baldwin
08/29/2019
End of the line: Rounding third
End of the line: Rounding third

fter this winter, all of us are anticipating warmer weather and the signs of spring. We anxiously await the greening of the land and fragrant blossomings. For me, spring is also the advent of my favorite sport, baseball.

By Burt Baldwin
04/04/2019
Let me introduce myself
Let me introduce myself

I’m about to have my cherry popped – and, I mean that in the nicest way. After seven years at The Telegraph, I’m about to pen my first “La Vida Local.”

By Tracy Chamberlin
11/01/2018
Wedded bliss, Elephant spin-off & season openers
Wedded bliss, Elephant spin-off & season openers

'Tis a big week in the Aaland household. Shelly and I celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary today (Thurs., May 11). It was piss-poor planning on my part to set our date so close to Mother’s Day.

By Chris Aaland
05/11/2017
End of the line: The stranger
End of the line: The stranger
By Jesse Anderson
02/02/2017
End of the line: The ride-along

Going undercover on an e-bike and living to tell about it

By Missy Votel
09/05/2016
The man without a city-state
The man without a city-state

Years ago when I wore a young man’s clothes, I was deported from the Republic of Boulder. They marched me to the border, stripped me of my membership card and my bell bottoms, and cast me out to wander alone among the heathen.

By john van becay
01/30/2020
End of the Line: Room 535
End of the Line: Room 535

I head up the hall on the fourth floor chemo ward. I notice a group of doctors outside my sister’s room. Anxiety builds as I walk toward them. As I approach closer, they begin to disperse, nodding at me as I enter the room. I take up my station alongside my sister’s bed. She is sleeping. 

By Burt Baldwin
02/27/2020

La Vida Local

Conflict resolution (and backyard happy hours)
07/09/2020
Conflict resolution (and backyard happy hours)
By Luke Mehall

It was happy hour in the back yard. My wife had just gotten done with a long shift at the hospital, where she works as a nurse. We noticed the neighbor along the banks of the creek that runs through our back yard.

Read More
Hey white folks...
06/25/2020
Hey white folks...
By Shan Wells

Can we talk? The Chief sign controversy and nationwide protests are kinda making it clear we need to.

Read More
Read All in La Vida Local