Aspen, Colorado

Submitted by Ben on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 15:31

In April, 1997, I took a bus from Grinnell to Aspen, CO to attend the first annual conference of the short-lived Alliance For Community Networking (AFCN), an organization that aimed to "bridge the digital divide" with public computing centers nationwide. The conference itself was pretty forgettable, but I had a great hike up Aspen Mountain and took a few photos.

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Sparky

Submitted by Ben on Tue, 01/01/2019 - 20:35

My first car was a 1976 Sebring-Vanguard Citicar we named Sparky. It was originally orange, but on the second day I had my driver's license, I hit a parked car and shattered the plastic of the front passenger side corner. Dad found me the necessary materials to repair the body myself, and then we had it painted candy apple red and made a new front bumper out of varnished pine! After I left for college, we sold the car to a collector.