Popular to Contrary OpinionPopular to Contrary Opinion: Brush with death leads to pain in the foot

I almost died a few times, ended up on life support and blah blah blah. If you want the full story, email me, friend me on Facebook or mail me some goodies. Full Story
Popular to Contrary Opinion: Judge, jury and tattooer
An artist told me, "No matter what type of tattoo you get — or don't get — people will judge you. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The coolest guy I'd ever met
In my teens, I was a lifeguard with Moe. He was the coolest guy I'd ever met because he had a girlfriend, did yoga, fixed his own motorcycle, traveled the world and cool stuff like that. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Online quest for business and pleasure
The internet can provide the spark for the happiest new relationships and guide the way to fulfilling careers. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: I could have been a real contender
You almost watched me as a cast member on "The Real World: Denver." About a dozen years ago, MTV's producers held an open casting call here in Boulder at a now-extinct bar where I worked as a bouncer. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The roadkill game
I accomplished a life goal recently: I finally saw a semi crash into a car. The truck was turning, and the car ran a red light. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Communication goes to shit
So I'm in a restaurant in Seoul with a bunch of friends. I'm stuffing my face with my favorite Korean barbecue meat while looking at Google Translate. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Please notice me (and all the other cyclists on the road)
I bike to work every morning. Yes, I know you want me to shut up already, but I won't. Every morning, I wake up, put on my dorky Lycra tights, strap on my helmet and head out into the concrete jungle of moron drivers. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Put myself in the line of hire
Another job shot me down yesterday. This one wasn't ideal (pay was decent but the city was secluded with a cost of living higher than Chicago or NYC), but being a newspaper editor is something I want to get back into. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Finish packing already, dirty columnist
Aloha/Annyeong/Yo — all mean "hello" and possibly "goodbye" in Hawaiian, Korean and American languages. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Keep packing, dirty columnist
I'm going through one of those moments in life when I'm wondering what else the world can stack onto my shoulders. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Pack your bags, you dirty columnist
Quick! Gather everything you'll need to live in another country for the next year or so. The job you just landed on a new continent gave you a couple weeks to get ready, so you shouldn't have too much trouble putting everything together. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A taste of fiction
We all love TV and movies. They show us something relatable to our lives or maybe give us a peek into another world. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Writer's block meets existential crisis
My friend didn't pick a best man for his wedding. This didn't shock or annoy me. I assumed he had so many best friends that he didn't know which one to choose, so he just didn't choose. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: The art of arguing
I'm always excited when my phone buzzes and I feel some sort of notion that other people think I'm important enough to contact. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Burned by Dooly, the fat-shaming dinosaur
When I taught English as a second language in Korea, I loved showing my personality, wisdom, culture and knack for making some things easy to understand. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Bust a nut before you bust yourself
I found a plain blue T-shirt yesterday. Years ago, I bought it because I thought it would be cool to look like Louis C.K. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A much-needed refresher on kindergarten lessons
Teaching kindergarten in Korea is one of the highlights of my career and life. I enjoyed seeing the kids learn, grow and blah blah blah. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A degree in dating
"Arnold's shooting up a bunch of ninja dudes while hanging off of a helicopter, but this girl just started holding my hand. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Impossible hype
I don't want to sound racist, but ... I didn't like "Black Panther." I can understand why some people liked the movie. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A year of Tinder failures
I live in a new city with only two friends. It's been hell trying to make new ones. I thought I'd bro out with a few dudes from the gym, but either they're too cool or I'm too desperate. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A ride through the joys of mass transit around the world
Traveling is fun, except for the mass transit part. I thought I'd share some stories about planes, trains and automobiles around the world as well as right here at home. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Dear Casey, I need advice
Back in the days when my family fought dinosaurs and I walked over sheets of ice-age ice to school wearing only saber-tooth tiger pelts for warmth, I loved getting the actual paper newspaper every morning. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Awesome jobs
I graduated with degrees in English and journalism, which means I'm qualified to write cover letters with nearly perfect grammar while looking for jobs multiple times a day. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Write right
Theirs two big of a differents between you're bad righting and my perfect writing, butt its to difcult four me too explain. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Phantom jacker
I know most of the time he wears black mid-top Converse sneakers or brown penny loafers. And I know he's a he. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Birthday dilemma
I never know what to do today. Everybody might assume I'm crazy to do what I do, but I also don't really tell anybody what I do. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Happy hangover
My birthday is the most important day of the year. It also happens to fall on New Year's Eve. While some folks might get mad that NYE celebrations overshadow their cake-blowing-out parties, I love it. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: A letter to my 18-year-old self
Two decades ago, I turned 18. I thought I'd go to college, take the world by the balls, write awesome novels and live infamously as a supercool dude. Full Story

Popular to Contrary Opinion: Groaner coworkers
I don't like anybody when I first meet them. It's not that I'm not friendly. Full Story

(Matt York / Associated Press)
College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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(Matt York / Associated Press)
College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

 
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(Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story