Welcome to the first full week of 2019, friends.
This weekend Katy humored me for several hours of perusing at Wheat Ridge's Brass Armadillo antique mall, where she also spotted a really neat 100-plus-year-old Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce bottle that I just had to have. The original umami bomb, Worcestershire sauce (pronounced "woostashur") has long been among my very favorite condiments and has myriad uses.
We also listened to some heavy metal, which reminds me: it was 48 years ago today that Black Sabbath's second album, Paranoid, was released in the U.S. — four months after the rest of the world got it. Paranoid didn't just cement the band's place in history, it forever altered rock and roll.
Click the GIF if you somehow don't know the title track, then move on to the news below.
The Big Stuff
Hickenlooper's marijuana legacy is more than ‘Cheetos and Goldfish’ — it's also his cautious approach
What may be one of the most-remembered legacies of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper's eight years in office was something he didn't have much of a hand in at all — it was pushed on him by voters.
But once Coloradans legalized recreational marijuana, a lot rode on Hick's implementation of the regulatory framework called for in Amendment 64, and his approach, while derided as overly cautious by some, was also memorably inclusive.
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