Marolt: It’s almost 8 o’clock!

Aspen Daily News: It’s a little like the old man who goes to his doctor and reports that he sleeps like a baby and has regular, healthy bowel movements every morning at 8 o’clock sharp — and the doctor exclaims that this is really good news concerning his health. “But,” the old man holds up a cautionary finger, “try as I might, I never wake up before 9.”

It looks like it’s about quarter till 8 on Aspen’s grandfather clock. For those lacking visual imagination, this means that, while it may feel like we’re livin’ the dream, sleeping in isn’t going to do us much good.

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