If Mister Rogers knew Taz Romine-Mann, he’d probably consider him a kindred spirit.
Taz’s job was to move a major solar company’s operations to the Sun Valley neighborhood in Denver. Sun Valley is a primarily residential, inner-city neighborhood. It’s culturally diverse, home of Blacks, Hispanics, Ethiopians, Middle Easterners, and more, and it’s close knit. It’s […]Continue Reading →
“It’s been a few years, and I’m still processing all the horrors and trauma I saw when I was working with MSF,” Karen Stewart said. That’s Médecins Sans Frontières, Doctors Without Borders to us in the U.S. But foreign traumas weren’t the only ones she experienced.Continue Reading →
The art of conversation used to be judged by the quality of what was said. Now, it seems, just having a conversation is considered art. At least by the Denver Art Museum and Denver artist Viviane Le Courtois.Continue Reading →
When Lauren Havens was 12 she showed up at the pool to join the junior high boys water polo team in Beverly Hills, CA. It was 1975. Her brother played, but girls didn’t really play water polo. And certainly girls didn’t coach it. That was then.Continue Reading →
When he was growing up in Denver in the ‘60s, Jeff Hart and his fellow Boomers used to say, “Don’t trust the man.” “The man” was politicians, corporations, government, and institutions of all kinds. Then Hart became “the man.” With a twist.Continue Reading →
We all at least hope to get old. And, when this happens, we usually lose some of our mental and physical abilities. This leads friends, relatives, and caretakers to view us in a new light – one that can be disconcerting.Continue Reading →
In 1976, Jan was 23, slim, blonde, athletic, a talented pianist, fresh out of Principia College. She’d had a privileged upbringing, she’d even met presidents. To use a phrase popular at the time, the world was her oyster – or should have been.Continue Reading →
When I mentioned to a Colorado state official that I was doing a story on Kayvan Khalatbari and planning to call him “king of cannabis,” the guy nodded his head and said, “that fits.”Continue Reading →
When we last left Julie, she had just gotten back from a trip to Peru and was vowing to move to South America. First she needed to save money, learn Spanish, get a job there, and figure out what to do with her condo, current job, and belongings.Continue Reading →
How many trees are in your favorite park? On your street? What kind are they? Are they healthy? Don’t know? If you live in one of 33 North American cities, probably “Evelyn” does. She travels the country – from inner city parks to luxury neighborhoods – analyzing and cataloging trees.Continue Reading →
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