Why Denver parks deserve love, learning, and loyalty

In today’s Denverite, I learned an answer that I’ve always wanted to ask, if that makes sense. As reporter Ashley Dean noted: “ ‘How much does the city collect by monetizing our parks? How much of that money is returned to parks?’ “Denverite reader Tom Morris asked those very questions. “The short version is: A …

Hmm, what a crushie!

Do you have a sense that the New York Times has a big crush on our current governor, John Hickenlooper? And that there is some sort of fascination with Colorado? I find Colorado fascinating, too, and generous, and caring, and mainly progressive, but it is not nirvana. Check out the link below, and let me …

Grounds for Democracy: a new list to remind us of what we need to save

One of my favorite reads is The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) website and newsletter, which was founded by Charles Birnbaum in 2003. Before creating TCLF, Birnbaum for more than a decade was coordinator of the National Park Service Historic Landscape Initiative, after many years in private practice in New York City. As president and CEO …