More Joe Hight Articles

  • Editor bases decision on life's priorities

    Updated: Thu, Sep 11, 2014

    I am third. Since reading the 1970 book by Chicago Bears star Gale Sayers as a teenager, I had sometimes wondered about the concept and its impact on my own life. The basic philosophy is: God is first. Family and friends are second. And I am third. The compelling "I Am Third" book...

  • Colorado Springs world travelers offer tips on avoiding pickpockets

    Published: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Three experienced Colorado Springs travelers, who have been to more than 100 countries between them, offered their experiences and tips to avoid being pickpocketed after my Aug. 17 story about my misadventure on a Barcelona subway. Bill Stanley, Terry Mitchell and Tom Stockman wrote...

  • Gazette Travels: Barcelona misadventure

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    I wondered what I would write about Barcelona. The architectural wonders of Gaudi? Montserrat and its wondrous church and monastery? Wandering through the Roman amphitheater in Tarragona? It's a known fact that journalists don't simply take vacations. They're constantly taking notes...

  • Gazette travels: Volcanoes to midnight sun; Iceland a land of intrigue

    Updated: Sun, Aug 10, 2014

    t's nearly midnight in Iceland when we land at Keflavik International Airport. In most places, the sky would be pitch-black. But here, it's like the gray of a late-evening drizzle. Iceland might be the most intriguing nation in Europe. It's a country of the midnight sun when it's not...

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