I'm not exactly sure how this happened, but suddenly I don't watch TV anymore. Not the news. No regular programs. Not talk shows.
I'm not being a snob about it. My family has a fair number of VHS videos, and a growing number of DVD's.
Many a night, we'll even plunk ourselves in front of the tube with TV trays and a pile of spaghetti. But we watch movies, not TV fare.
So why don't I watch regular TV?
Lately, everywhere I go in Castle Rock, people ask me the same two questions.
The first one is, "What's holding up the roof on the new library?"
The new library, a former Safeway building on Castle Rock's Wilcox Street, is indeed startling from the street. The building used to be a large, dark box - the classic big box construction, where "classic" here means "tilt up concrete."
The story will break your heart.
Told in his own words, the tale of Tony Godby Johnson is appalling. He was beaten and starved by his parents. When he was very young, his parents loaned him to a gay adult who "had his way with him sexually."
By the age of 11, Tony was at the end of his rope. He called a suicide prevention hotline.