About Tom Skelley

Tom Skelley is a freelance writer, photographer, drummer, husband and soon-to-be father, living in Aurora, CO. He moved to Denver in 1997 with nothing but his car, and he loves to sleep.

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Bowling for Buddhism: The Kadampa Meditation Center Raises Funds, Consciousness

May 19, 2014

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Bowling for Buddhism: The Kadampa Meditation Center Raises Funds, Consciousness

From Beggars’ Bowls to Bowling Balls Denver- The Kadampa Meditation Center held their annual Bowl-a-Rama fundraising event at Elitch Lanes on Saturday, May 3. The event raised around $500, all of which will be used to fund the day-to-day operation of the center, located at 1081 Marion St. The center relies on community fundraising efforts, donations […]

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“No One Solution:” A Problem With Trespassing On Campus

May 1, 2014

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DENVER, Auraria Campus —  When most people think about trespassing, they usually think of a weather-beaten sign, draped in barbed wire, on an old hermit’s fence post. Many people don’t realize that trespassing is an issue that frequently affects the Auraria Campus. Auraria Campus police officers have issued about 60 citations for trespassing since April […]

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All She Is Saying Is Give (Inner) Peace A Chance

April 15, 2014

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DENVER – Kate Franklin began meditating to find a way to spread peace in the world. She has continued to do it for more than a decade because it works. “I went to this protest (of the Iraq War),” Franklin says, “and this guy starts pretty much belittling (the woman standing next to me). And […]

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The Path to Peace Goes Through Capitol Hill

March 4, 2014

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[Photo by Tom Skelley]

DENVER — The man sits in a folding chair, facing a semi-circle of 9 other people in a sunlit room. As the people in the room become quiet and still, the man’s voice emerges, gently inviting everyone to begin focusing their attention on the rise and fall of their chests as they breathe. Within moments, […]

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Knotty Is Nice

February 23, 2014

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DENVER — You don’t expect to see nude models having their bodies painted at a party for a necktie company. But Knotty Tie isn’t your average necktie company, and their first anniversary party wasn’t your typical “First Friday.” Located at 841 Santa Fe, Knotty Tie Co. celebrated their first year of business on Feb. 7, […]

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