It’s caused the biggest buzz of the spring off-season — a family of great horned owls has taken up residence high up in a stately evergreen just off the walking path by the temporary library/former art museum in Aspen. Local social media feeds have blown up with photos of these impressive birds, and there’s a constant stream of visitors to the site, including parents introducing their children to the natural wonders unfolding before their eyes and others making repeat visits to check on the family’s progress. Continue reading
For many of us, there’s nothing better than a good book to escape reality or just indulge the imagination once in a while. But some people — like local writer Mitzi Rapkin — want to delve even deeper: get at the root of the story, hear about the author’s inspirations, discuss the finer points of the craft of writing.
That’s what Rapkin does in her weekly 30-minute podcast, First Draft: A Dialog on Writing, where she interviews authors of fiction and nonfiction and occasionally poets, screenplay writers, and songwriters. And as it turns out, plenty of people around the world have the same curiosity she does. Continue reading