"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.
Not often do I have the chance to meet with royals who care deeply about orphans. Unable to get out of meetings in Manhattan, I did the next best thi...
Each year in the United States, 3.5 million people are homeless, with 100,000 homeless vets. If you are homeless, you are also hungry, and you likely don't know where your next meal will come from. Is this really America?
I've been intending to share a sketch of the itinerary I'm planning for my drive around the USA this fall for my next book, but that keeps getting overtaken by events. I'm starting to get used to the idea that this might be the way it goes for any of us from now on.
Journalist Barrett Tryon posted a Los Angeles Times story -- about how the newspaper that he worked for was being sold -- on his personal Facebook page. His employer asked him to take it down and after refusing to do so, he was put on unpaid leave.
We lull ourselves into a comforting delusion that we're waging humanitarian wars, and then wonder why people aren't more grateful.
As late as three days ago, September 26, the leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy was still unwilling to distribute a watershed memorandum issued by Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz on "Maintaining Government Neutrality Regarding Religion."
This report in today's Colorado Springs Gazette prompted the following letter of protest to Academy Superintendent Michael Gould, acting in my capacit...
The true test of "maximum support" for Fort Carson comes when controversy erupts and harder steps have to be taken to keep the base a viable place to train soldiers.
As Colorado Springs is about to elect its first mayor under its new "strong mayor" system, the city should not tolerate an unbalanced playing field.
It isn't Haggard's moral shortcomings that bother me. It's his shameless attempts to profit from his failures in the name of God that make me queasy.
In Denver, where three in five students are Latino and many have parents with poor English skills, the school system has taken to the radio waves.
How Hickenlooper will manage to be "pro-business," while also serving a core party constituency that is hostile to free markets and free enterprise, is a contradiction he'll have to work through.