While This is True is a “weird news” publication, — its bigger mission is “Thought-Provoking Entertainment” — social commentary, or an exploration of The Human Condition. While True is my full-time job, I also volunteer as an on-call first-responder medic in my community. These are some of my stories from real medical emergencies.
So here it is, 9/11 — the first time I’ve published a True newsletter on that date since the fateful events in 2001.
The new place I live in isn’t super rural, per se — we’re 20 minutes from a town big enough to have a Home Depot, for instance. But that’s in the next county; the county I live in has around 4,000 full-time residents.
I moved this week, from just outside Boulder, Colorado, to rural Ridgway, Colorado, in gorgeous Ouray County.
Last week, I ran this in the Author’s Notes area:
Yeah, those Grammys — the Grammy® Awards. But interesting as it is, the story takes a bit of background.
Forest fire season has started in Colorado. Last week you may have seen pictures of the “Snaking” fire in the mountains west of Denver on the news.
I caught up this week with one of the few TV shows I’m watching — the newest Star Trek series, Enterprise.
The True offices will be closed October 8-23 while I take a trip. This is True will still be coming out, so don’t worry about getting your fix!
I was chuffed (as one of my Australian subscribers would put it) this weekend to meet another early online publisher, Cathie Walker, formerly the Head Honcho of the Centre for the Easily Amused web site (later SillyBuddies.com), who was in Denver briefly on business from her home in Canada.
Before the snows return, I thought it was time to take a few days off and see some more of this incredible state. I turned off my computer last Tuesday and drove down to the southwest part of Colorado to see some places I had heard about.