Every day is seeking to rise to the challenge, 'neath the shadow of the mighty Rockies.
One of Colorado's own, out of the country on a business trip, has found himself in the middle of a very tense situation. Thanks to modern technology, former Congressman Bob Schaffer is reporting on developing events in the Ukraine via his Blackberry. Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed a major candidate in the Ukrainian election and declared him the victor. Thousands and thousands of his opponents' supporters have declared the election corrupt and fraudulent, while the U.S. has urged Putin to back away from his premature anointing of his candidate's victory. Tensions are high, as the results of a free democratic election are in question. To keep up with developments, check out this page on the Denver Post's site. Clay has … [Read more...]
We've seen and heard about Friday night's NBA brawl in Auburn Hills, Mich. We're not impressed. We are impressed by tremendous feats of athleticism - high-flying slam dunks and acrobatic catches - because we can't do them ourselves. We are impressed by the ability to perform and the will to compete and win on a grand stage. We are impressed by these things because you entertain us. We are not impressed enough to worship you as heroes. We recognize you as flawed and fallen human beings, like ourselves, only with extraordinary physical gifts. … [Read more...]
Welcome to the new, more permanent and more stable home of Mount Virtus, member of the Rocky Mountain Alliance of Blogs. Whether this is a first or return visit to my Internet musings, please feel free to take a look around. Most of the last nine months of blogging have been dedicated to topics political, with smatterings of the biblical, cultural and historical. While politics and policy will stay on the radar for the foreseeable future, I hope this new location sets the groundwork for a richer variety of discussions and analyses. Perhaps more on my own life, too, but not so much as to inflict boredom on my faithful few readers. For now, I'm still adding links to the sidebar. And my archives are on their way over from the old … [Read more...]