All natural beef. 100 percent organic. To a middle-aged consumer pushing a grocery cart down aisle 14, what does this mean? Does it conjure up images of a Hereford cow, wearing tie-dye and braiding hemp? What’s so bad about “regular” hamburgers, anyway?
Marshal Peters has been a cigarette smoker since the age of 18 and decided to change to an electronic cigarette to continue his habit a month ago. Electronic cigarettes are the result of a combination of technology and a need for a safer delivery of nicotine into the lungs.
In this economy, the temptation to form a new business probably presents itself often to people looking for extra income. While trash collecting may not top everyone's self-employment wish list, the demand for a good trash service is high.
Whether it was Leonardo da Vinci freeing his sculptures from marble or Andy Warhol painting the same soup can over and over, artists have a story to tell, and expression is their muse. Sometimes, that form of expression can blur the lines between art and vandalism. Graffiti is one such expression.
The language of William Shakespeare speaks to many. Alienated youths can sympathize with Hamlet as he contemplates suicide, soliloquizing, “To be or not to be?” Lovers the world over applaud Juliet for asking the love-based query, “What’s in a name?” Yet, when another Shakespeare creation asks “Hath not a Jew eyes?” these same people back away nervously.
The stands may not be full with people wearing head-to-toe blue and gold. There may be no ticket sales or mass advertising. But for what is considered the oldest sport in North America, the lack of funding seems unjust.
As I pull into the parking lot at Copper Mountain, I see a group of guys getting out of a 4Runner one aisle up. They pull on their snowboarding boots, zip up their jackets, and then out of the corner of my eye I catch them chugging Keystone Lights in the backseat.