End of the Line

Uncle Walt
Uncle Walt

A lesson in the ghosts of free speech

By Burt Baldwin
04/01/2021
The trek
The trek

Sometimes, a trip through the door to the past is the strangest one of all

By Burt Baldwin
03/11/2021
Calling new voices
Calling new voices

Retooned passing sketchpad torch to underrepresented voices 

By Shan Wells
01/28/2021
2020 Retooned redux
2020 Retooned redux

A year that thumbed its nose at everything we thought we knew

By Shan Wells
12/31/2020
The first snow
The first snow
By Burt Baldwin
12/17/2020
How the GOP succeeded in breaking us
How the GOP succeeded in breaking us
By Shan Wells
10/15/2020
Confessions of an occasional Karen
Confessions of an occasional Karen

Coming to grips with the fact you sometimes might be a Karen

 

By Donna Hewett
08/27/2020
How (not to) COVID-president
How (not to) COVID-president
By Shan Wells
08/13/2020
Ode to the glove
Ode to the glove
By Burt Baldwin
07/16/2020
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

Oh, what a relief it isn't!
05/13/2021
Oh, what a relief it isn't!

The painful irony of having nowhere to go steps from the sewer plant

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Words to live by
05/06/2021
Words to live by
By Luke Mehall

In defense of the printed - and read - word

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Retooned

April 22, 2021
By Kayla Shaggy
April 8, 2021
By Kayla Shaggy
March 25, 2021
By Kayla Shaggy
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