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Apocalypse Dreams: Satan, Rasta, and the Islamic State

I was raised anxious about the end of days. The fear was never instilled by my parents, or any religion. I was never formally warned of the Four Horseman or anything.  Instead, it seeped surreptitiously into my awareness, drawing from a peripheral swirl of stories, songs, and an imaginative media, whose tales drew… Read More

Live Series: The Green – Drum and Bass Line (Aswad cover)

Patrick H. and his wife Susan are serious supporters of live reggae music, especially throughout the state of Colorado. As a longtime contributor to the taper community, Patrick can be found at reggae concerts in venues like Fox Theatre, Cervantes, and The Gothic, planted near FOH with his recording… Read More

Time: The Trappings and Liberations of Wave Riding

Staring into the break of the wave, I mentally prepare myself to maintain stable while in motion.  Clean start, clean finish. You have to naturally feel the space and attack the note as if it was always there.  Like a painting, you are simply tracing the shapes of your ultimate… Read More

Editor’s Note: Pressure drop

Mardi Gras arrives around the moment winter starts to feel long, a party to remind us of what it feels like when the good times roll and a happy release before Lent, the old Christian countdown of the dark hours before dawn. The Chinese New Year, tuned to the… Read More

Rootfire: Issue #5

We don’t get report cards or mid-term grades at Rootfire, but five weeks into our new project, we do have some ways to score how things are going. We look at the analytics to see if stories are getting read and if people are sharing them. We pay attention… Read More