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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bypassing the truck bypass

There's a lot of wisdom in Owl Canyon, where most folks know each other in at least a roundabout way. We also now know a thing or two about roundabouts, as you'll hear in the 3:22 audio version of my Jan. 22, 2015 column in The Fort Collins Coloradoan:








If you do venture out yonder to see Larimer County's newest engineering marvel, just be advised: pert near everyone in these here parts owns a pitchfork - and knows how to use it!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

You're in the Driver's Seat

I wish you a Merry Christmas, knowing full well that if it's mostly merry, well, then, hurrah! Hear what local counselor Dr. Carl Nassar advises on staying sane this holiday season as per my monthly community column published Christmas Day, 2014 in The Fort Collins Coloradoan:





I sure wish someone would've said those things to me, oh, about 25-years ago when the smallest of perceived slights by one/more of my five sisters would've had me seething. Now I'm blessed to see things more clearly and to take things less personally.

Happy Holidays, and thank you for another year of loving support!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Giving Thanks for Gender Question

Ah, Thanksgiving! No matter your gender, who doesn't love a day devoted to feasting, family, football, and fun? But gender does matter, as you'll hear by clicking the 3:30 link below to hear an audio version of my Nov. 27, 2014 column in The Fort Collins Coloradoan:





Wherever you are on the gender spectrum, I am grateful for your bravery in claiming the freedom that is yours to live your truth. Because you matter.

"Happy T-Day!"


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Every Age is "Voteworthy"

Ever since I was old enough to vote, I've voted. In every election. While some would say this lifelong independent has more often than not thrown away her vote, it's participating that's important. Click on the link below to hear what else I wrote on the subject for "The Fort Collins Coloradoan" on Oct. 23, 2014:






While I pray I'll be voting for many years to come, who knows, right? Who knows indeed...maybe someday, sooner than you think, independent voters' votes will become the majority!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mostly Proud Ram Fan Wants It All

If you asked me to pick a favorite season, I'd say, "The one we're enjoying right now." Truly, I cannot choose! But...I sure do love fall and football, especially when the University of Nebraska and/or Colorado State University are on the field. Click on the link below to hear more about my two favorite teams as I wrote in my Sept. 25, 2014 column in The Fort Collins Coloradoan:


Hmmm, come to think of it...college football really does encompass all the seasons: it kicks off in late summer; is played mostly during fall; and the post-season is part of what makes early winter ever so delightful. And then there's always the spring game to look forward to. "Go, Rams!" and "Go, Huskers!"

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Clapping for More Happy Couples

Truly, it was the happiest wedding I've had the pleasure to attend. Click on the link below for the rest of the story, as featured in my monthly column in The Fort Collins Coloradoan:





Karen and Tammi are pioneering on the open plains just as our ancestors did not so long ago, opening hearts and minds just as those who passed this way before opened up territories.

To the happy couple!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

MAX is Connecting Our Community

July 5, 2014 was the perfect day to take an inaugural trip on The Fort's new bus rapid transit system. It was hot, hot, hot, but ridership was low, low, low due to the holiday weekend. Click on the link below to hear what I wrote about MAX - and Ron, and Mark - in the July 24, 2014 "Fort Collins Coloradoan" newspaper:





The MAX really is a cool ride. Of course, we've got our work cut out for us on the infrastructure. Let's just say getting to DQ that day from the Spring Creek Station was a bit of a challenge, but the Reese's Blizzards were worth it.