Day Tripping

Guitar Town’s Boy Wonder

In winter, I think of Colorado resorts in terms of skiing. In summer, I think of the Rocky Mountains in terms of hiking. If I crave outdoor music, sometimes I buy a ticket to a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater. But this cost-cutting year, I'm re-mixing my seasonal...

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The Small Easy

Like many who choose a life of adventure and purpose over the pursuit of profitable careers and sensible savings, I've lately spent the end of each month scrounging in our junk drawer for spare change. Although sifting pennies for quarters can set me to mourning the...

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Hikers Know: Everything Passes

I can't imagine living in Colorado and not hiking. The Rocky Mountains rise from the plains like a command: "Pay attention!" Sometimes the imperative of living get's lost in the minutiae of life’s demands. That’s when my inner voice shouts, "Forget deadlines! I need...

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Uncle Roy’s China Town

America’s largest Chinatown seems naked this time around, now that I’ve seen the real Canton and Hong Kong. I’m walking through this San Francisco neighborhood with my Uncle Roy, who once lived in those other two cities, as a boy named Tsi Kaye. America's largest...

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About Cara

Cara Lopez LeeCara Lopez Lee is the author of They Only Eat Their Husbands. She’s a winner of The Moth StorySLAM and performs in many storytelling shows, including Unheard L.A., and Strong Words. Her writing appears in such publications as Los Angeles Times, Manifest-Station, and Writing for Peace. She’s a traveler, swing dancer, and baker of pies. Cara and her husband live in the beach-town of Ventura, California, where they enjoy tending their Certified Wildlife Habitat full of birds.
Cara Lopez Lee

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