Sunday, March 09, 2008

This gives me great hope: "If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. [But] a writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes," said Mickey Spillane. Six of his books are now among the 25 top-selling novels of the 20th century, there are about 130 million copies of his books in print.

Want to know why newspaper readership is declining? Take a look at the Denver Post’s coverage of yesterday’s Denver Democratic convention. There were 5,000+ stories, all that the Post can see is Clinton and Obama. There is no mention of the many interesting, some even exciting, local races that those of us who attended saw. Shouldn’t Denver politics receive at least as much attention as Rockies spring training?

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The annual number of high school graduates in the United States will peak at about 2.9 million after a 15-year climb. The number is then expected to decline until about 2015.

Hunting has seen its ranks fall nationally to 12.5 million in 2006 from a peak of 19.1 million in 1975, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Did you remember to set your clocks ahead one hour last night? Writing this I notice that the clock on my computer has been set ahead automatically.

I remember being in Iowa with a car full of wrestlers driving back to Mt. Vernon after a match, listening one the radio to farmers call in to argue that changing the clocks once a year would upset the chickens and cows. Now that we’ve done it comes the news that it makes our human life more expensive.

Rather than having leap year, why doesn’t the government just give us an extra hour each day in the summer? We could call it summer time. Or even better, how about an extra day each weekend?

Being with all the new volunteers and candidates at yesterday’s political convention here in Denver was exciting. I saw many friends, and the peak experience of the day was seeing Raul Rodriguez put the name of Lauren Montez into nomination in House District 5, and then seeing her get exactly 30% of the vote to get on the primary ballot without spending a dime.

Even if Lauren decides not to go forward with a primary race, she will have served as a gadfly to wake up the sleep state representative incumbent who will be term limited even if he wins.

That’s one of the big reasons I’m such a big supporter of our wonderful Colorado caucus-assembly system for nominating candidates for the primary ballot: It forces elected representatives to stay in touch or risk having a primary. Like the gallows the night before a hanging, the assembly focuses their attention.

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