Whether you take in any of the six remaining rodeos, starting Thursday night, or simply walk around the grounds to peruse the livestock, auctions, cornucopia of merchandise for sale; food and country music, this Denver tradition is worth catching. It’s called Stock Show.
It has been fun seeing you grow up for the past four and a half years. I have seen you set in motion the future look of the campus and a place for students to gather. I have seen you get the OK for that graduate program you always wanted.
If childhood, as someone once wrote in Esquire magazine, “happens so fast that it seems to enter memory without ever passing through experience,” then Christmas in America has grown more elusive even as it gets more intrusive.
It seems we are bombarded daily with some new insurmountable global issue that would require the efforts of millions to truly overcome. Everything from combating AIDS to exchanging traditional light bulbs for the LED variety appears in sound bites on the nightly news or are shoved into a politician’s re-election speech — all in an effort to spark some small change toward a better and safer world.