Nomadic Poetry – Trespass

Trespass By Lynda LaRocca He was here, eyes reflected in the midnight kitchen window. But those are my eyes, his eyes that he gave to me, that blinked and I was born. On a peg in the hallway for 20 years, I hang his sweater, heavy with dust. The photographs I burned, but I still […]

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A Beautiful Friendship

By Lynda LaRocca From the moment I heard about it, I knew it was a grand idea (and by “grand,” I mean “wonderful” and “brilliant”). I also knew that if anyone could pull it off, it was Ed and Martha Quillen. So when Ed telephoned one afternoon in late 1993 asking for reprints of articles […]

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The House with the Eye

By Lynda LaRocca. Photo by Stephen M. Voynick. Leadville has long been called “the museum capital of Colorado.” And now another museum has joined the half-dozen already chronicling the history of the frontier West’s wildest, richest silver camp. This one’s a resurrected museum, actually. And “resurrected” is an appropriate word for a place watched over […]

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A Blast from the Past: Leadville’s Hopemore Mine Tour

By Lynda LaRocca If you really want to preserve the past, it helps to purchase part of it. Just ask Bob Calder. Calder owns the Hopemore Mine, which offers Leadville’s only guided walking tour of a hardrock or underground mine. Located at an 11,560-foot elevation in the city’s historic mining district, the Hopemore began operations […]

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