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Recent Stories by Jay Wissot

Wissot: My aunt was a communist

August 16, 2019

I learned my Aunt Fanny was a communist one summer day in 1954. I was 9 at the time and overhead my parents and a few other relatives discussing the McCarthy House Un-American Activities Committee...


Wissot: It doesn’t get any better than this

August 2, 2019

My wife, Alyn, and I moved into our Vail Village condo 19 years ago on June 30, 2000. This is our 20th summer living in a place we both agree has brought us more happiness...


Wissot: No rocking chair for these old folks

July 19, 2019

I ran the Vail HillClimb over the July 4 weekend. It’s not the first time I’ve run it. Counting the number of race T-shirts in my closet, it looks like I have 13 times. That...


Wissot: Blind ambition can be fatal

July 5, 2019

Ambition is a wonderful quality. You have a goal, you work hard to achieve that goal, you overcome obstacles along the way, you persevere, you stay the course, and in the end you wind up...


Wissot: Only the ball was white

June 21, 2019

He sat at the table honoring former players in the Negro Baseball League annual reunion held each year in Birmingham, Alabama. His name was Humphrey Cole and he was 84 years old. His taut wrinkle-free...





Wissot: Running among the homeless

April 12, 2019

It’s impossible if you are in downtown Denver, near the state capitol, by Civic Center, on the 16th Street Mall, to miss them. They are everywhere: on benches, park grass, store entrances, the Central Library grounds....