John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer


John Peel

Position: Herald Staff Writer


How nice of me: Resolutions just for you

How easy it is to make New Year’s resolutions.“I’m going to be a better person this year,” you might say.Or perhaps more specifically: “I’m going to shop local, and I’m not going to speed on 32nd...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Season of giving shifts into high gear

Sometimes you think the world is going to hell. So it’s nice to have your faith in humanity revitalized. Is there hope for the future? Current events, inhuman killings and the state of political...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

With sleeves rolled up, Tim Walsworth prepares for next task

When Tim Walsworth graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a degree in journalism, he needed work. That’s when he stumbled onto a job with the United Way. “I didn’t know what they...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Iron Horse race is hot and planet Earth is melting

Cycling insanity, intersection mayhem, climate catastrophe.Knowing that readers’ attention span is sometimes limited, today’s column is subdivided into three sections. It’s kind of like watching...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Investor high on Stoner

Music, marijuana venture in works at old townsite

DATE: Dec. 2, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Mercy, new CEO ready to weather storm

Many people are desperate to see snow on the ground here. Now, we can add a 12-year-old girl in Kentucky to the list.Her father, the new chief executive officer at Mercy Regional Medical Center,...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Departing Mercy CEO Dignum remains bullish on health care

There’s a tsunami headed toward America. It’s massive, it’s scary and if you look at it from the wrong angle, it appears unstoppable.Kirk Dignum just retired from Mercy Regional Medical Center...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Durangoan recalls 1961 Freedom Rides

They snipped the backs of their neckties down to a few threads. If someone tried to choke them, the tie would fall apart.They stopped along the way to purchase jockstraps, the steel ones that...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

‘Change is coming,’ to Kenya

Durango is playing a big role in the upcoming election.No, no. Not in Tuesday’s U.S. election. We’re talking about Kenya’s national election March 4, and the aspirations of a Fort Lewis College...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

U.S. election: Does it matter what Europe thinks?

We Americans are self-centered, monolingual, hegemonic, and historically and culturally bereft.It’s not our fault. We don’t really need to make excuses for being so selfish and unrefined. We’re at...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Hungary still thirsts for a better future

BUDAPEST, Hungary – It’s 8:30 a.m. on a work day, we’re exiting a subway with a hundred other people, and it’s dead quiet.I mean, I don’t hear anything other than feet on concrete and swishing...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

Behind the former European Iron Curtain, then and now

DRESDEN, Germany – At some point well west of Weimar, we crossed the border into East Germany.Yes, I know, there’s no actual border anymore. There’s no no-man’s land where an overzealous guard...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: John Peel

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