My advice to all. Go away more often. Not just so there will be fewer commuters trying to get to work. But because there's so much to see and learn from other cities struggling, like L.A., to make themselves better places to live.
If we insist on requiring Muslims to disavow Islamist violence, it's fair also to ask conservative Americans to be honest and self-critical about the connections between our country's poisonous environment and domestic extremist violence.
It's time for us to stop being polite and keeping the peace in our families, to stop hiding behind sympathetic posts on social media and instead have hard discussions about where we, as families, are at. To tell those close to us how afraid we are that, some day, we might see their mugshot on television after a horrific event.
In the aftermath of the recent shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, it's time we examine the role of words in our politics and in our society. Those who defensively insist that their vicious verbal attacks on Planned Parenthood have nothing to do with a single gunman's massacre of innocent citizens are fooling themselves.
Those who advocate the Open Carry of firearms in public have been telling us for some time that their goal is to "normalize" this behavior. On October 31, we learned the price of treating such threatening and dangerous behavior as normal, and it might have been three human lives.
Many of us are excited about the arrival of autumn and all that comes with it -- the crisp air, cool temperatures, bluebird days, and perhaps most important of all, mountainsides turning gold. The fall colors in Colorado are very different than many of the places to the east. In Colorado, there is one main color, aspen gold.
Apparently inspired by Carson, KVOR radio host Richard Randall launched into a tirade against Muslims Tuesday.
The last month has been a whirlwind of my favorite thing: change. (Insert sarcastic emoji here.) Between parting ways with my former job of nearly fo...
I wasn't sure the phrase existed in right-wing Colorado Springs, despite the pot holes that are proliferating due to the lack of tax money to fix them.
You might think a turn-of-the-20th-century Colorado resort modeled after old-world European craftsmanship resting at the base of majestic Cheyenne Mountain would be breathtaking. And you would be right.
How can Klingenschmitt's latest statement possibly be ignored? He isn't another right-wing nut on YouTube. He's an elected official making laws under the gold dome in Denver. Where's the outrage by reporters and other watchdogs? If Klingenschmitt is going to politicize a horrific tragedy in the name of his anti-choice agenda, he should be called out.
No one or at least I hope no one that would read this blog would want to see anyone killed for speaking their mind, no matter what it was that was being said, even if they disagreed.
"Scale" and "scaling change" are terms that are thrown around so much in professional circles that they have become cliché. Yet, for all of us in the business of improving lives and building stronger communities, they are the terms that often are the source of both our frustration and our inspiration.
Communities in Colorado and around the nation have passed a wave of new laws and ramped up enforcement of old ones targeting people who are homeless, from bans on sleeping in cars or taking shelter in bus stations to laws that prohibit sitting or lying down in public areas to restrictions on when and where someone can peacefully ask for charity.
I like to watch golf tournaments on TV while I nap on the couch, and one of the things in which I take the most joy as an amateur duffer is seeing a pro golfer hit the kind of craptastic shot I typically hit.
If you should go on any vacation, it should be during the upcoming Labor Day weekend from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. The holiday is, after all, dedicated to American workers and their contributions to the country.