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Articles Written By LeonardFrieling

 

Boulderites Still Taking Warm Weather Vacations?

April 22nd, 2024

It’s about the time of year when Boulderites vacation by staying right here in the magnificent valley. It is still possible for us to another snow down here at mile high, and nights on Key West can still be rather cool. Neither will be true for long as summer rapidly approaches. Snow skis are being  replaced by water skis here at home. On this second most famous of the Florida Keys, with Key Largo being the most famous, sunsets are taken to a unique new level. People gather near Mallory Square to watch the sunsets. Schooners are chartered to sail back and forth parallel to the shore as the... Read More

Boulder and Everywhere: LASSIE, Silver Screen Hero!

April 22nd, 2024

A Classic Lassie Rescue! Lassie, the iconic hero collie in Boulder and everywhere, who has captured the hearts of millions around the globe, is undeniably one of the most beloved dogs of the big screen. Like a fine wine, aging has only improved America’s most loved and most recognized dog of the silver screen . Even in the list of loved long-hairs ranging from Lassie to Silver and “Rinnie”  Rin Tin Tin, Lassie is truly an iconic canine star on and off screen. I think there was no child in the 1950’s who did not want to have a collie as a pet. First appearing in Eric Knight’s... Read More

Method Acting in Boulder: Immersion into Authenticity

April 22nd, 2024

We Boulderites watch a LOT of movies. We see them on TV, in the movie theaters, and even being made on our own streets. We see a LOT of the finest acting on the planet. We’ve heard of different approaches to acting, different techniques for drawing the watcher into the film. While most of us have heard of “method acting,” have we really thought about just what that means? Let’s take a look at how some of those whose acting inspires us so much ply their trade. Just what IS the method behind this madness? Method acting is a technique that has been widely acclaimed for its... Read More

Elevate Your Boulder Dining Experience: Manners 101

April 21st, 2024

Have you ever found yourself as a Boulder guest for dinner feeling unsure about the proper dining etiquette? This can happen  while at a formal dinner or a business luncheon or in a more casual environment. Understanding and practicing good table manners can significantly enhance your dining experience and leave a lasting positive impression on your companions. Additionally it contributes to your personal comfort at dinner. Whether you’re dining with colleagues, friends, or family, mastering the art of table etiquette is essential for making a favorable impression. Let’s explore some... Read More

Life Before Boulder? Life of Crime?

April 21st, 2024

I was educated in the East and then came West to Boulder. Six weeks after Rutgers Law saw fit to bestow a Juris Doctor degree on me, making me legally a lawyer, I arrived in Boulder with a U-Haul, April 1975. I chose that over driving a Mercedes in New Jersey, and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made so far. That was in 1975, so I am pretty safe in confessing some things, since the statute of limitation has long past. Although there is not statute of limitations on being a youngster, or acting like one. I am sharing this true tale not because I’m proud of it, not because I recommend... Read More

A First Boulder Date: Mall to Mountains!

April 20th, 2024

A first Boulder date is always a challenge. Where to go? What to do? What do you want to come of it? Each of those questions can be cause for stress and pondering. Perhaps we can help with some concrete suggestions! Of course the zoo up the road and the Butterfly Pavilion just up the road are personal favorites. Both permit conversation in the midst of fascinating things on all sides. Here are some additional suggestions. For an unforgettable first date in Boulder County, you have a multitude of options that blend adventure, culture, and culinary delights. Here are seven highly recommended date... Read More

Sunrise In Boulder On Our Own 4/20: Our 39th Anniversary!

April 20th, 2024

An advantage to being a columnist for AboutBoulder is that I answer only to my boss, and I AM my boss! Today, taking advantage of my having my hands on the controls, I can use this platform of a million and a half people to wish my darling wife the happiest of anniversaries! What could be more special than dinner at Boulder’s premier restaurant, the Flagstaff House! In the spirit of the event and in the spirit of the Flagstaff, I am going to dust off my tuxedo, polish my shoes, knock the cobwebs off my manners, put away my jeans, and with that proper costume we’ll head up the hill to... Read More

The Origins of 4/20: Unraveling the Mystery Behind the Famous Marijuana Celebration

April 19th, 2024

Every year on April 20th, cannabis enthusiasts around the world come together to celebrate their love for the plant. But have you ever wondered how this date became synonymous with marijuana culture? The origins of 4/20 are shrouded in mystery and urban legend, with several theories attempting to explain its significance. Let’s delve into the history and unravel the intriguing story behind the famous 4/20 celebration. The Waldos and the Treasure Map One of the most widely circulated theories traces the origin of 4/20 back to a group of high school students in California known as ‘the... Read More

Boulder’s Rufous Sided Towhee: Wonder On Wings!

April 19th, 2024

Boulder‘s Rufous-sided Towhee, now more commonly known as the Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), is a striking bird species within the American sparrow family (Passerellidae). This bird is particularly noted for its unique appearance and melodious song, making it a fascinating subject of study for ornithologists and bird watchers alike. How many images of this sparrow-family beauty are enough? Easy! Any number of pics of this fantastic fantasy feathered friend is not enough. I have seen countless numbers over many years, in the back yard. We have at least one family who have taken... Read More

Eggs in Boulder: Superfood or Superfraud? Yokes or Jokes?

April 18th, 2024

Eggs have experienced a remarkable journey in Boulder. In the realm of nutrition and public perception, eggs have been oscillating between being celebrated as a quintessential superfood and vilified as a health risk. This dichotomy underscores the evolving nature of nutritional science and public health guidelines, making eggs a fascinating case study in the complexities of diet and health. Eggs and the Study of Eggs is So Complex That Only an Egghead Can Understand Eggs They are such a common basic part of our diets and of so many foods that include eggs as an ingredient that they merit a close... Read More