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I’m a native, the dark-green-bumper-sticker-that-looks-like-a-Colorado-license-plate-type of native (although I don’t have one on my car). Born in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, I’ve always been able to claim this status. And, … more
“Some people find inspiration in cooking their families and their dogs. “Others find inspiration in cooking, their families, and their dogs.” I saw that on Facebook the other day, and the caption was “punctuation matters.” But, for … more
Back in the 1960s, I think it was Malcolm X or LeRoi Jones who said, “The landscape should belong to the people who see it all the time.” Not long after that, in November 1978, Boulder … more
How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder? As humans, we all experience normal levels of anxiety from time to time. Anxiety is essential in a fight or flight situation, where we need to run or fight off a dangerous predator. Anxiety can … more
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. When I consider this topic, I not only think about the victims but also their loved ones and larger communities. It’s important to consider the systemic impact of life challenges, trauma and mental … more
Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22, and 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of what may well be the birth of modern environmentalism. The organizers of Earth Day 1970 channeled the vibrant energy of that era into a movement, one that saw more than 20 … more
The big cat prowled the ridges of Rampart Range for years. A calf here, a lamb there – the huge animal took pretty much what he wanted. Tipping the scales and 160 pounds, and having paws 5 … more
Ah, April! Opening Day. The Masters. Prom. And the inevitable question every high school senior is staring down: what are you going to do? The great part of that question: it may be one of the few questions that has no wrong answers. State … more
It seems particularly important to reflect on homeland security and how our views change over time. In response to a different threat and a different world back in the early 1980s, American civil … more
Recent actions and a renewed awareness bycitizens in the Denver metro area regarding Urban Renewal Authorities give many of us hope.We are heading in the right direction when it comes to government subsidizing development. But, we can do better to … more
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