Thomas Jefferson, author of our Declaration of Independence, had been horrified at the poverty, squalor, and congestion which he observed in European cities. He could not have been any clearer about open space and living in cities. "When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe." Like Jefferson, Denver residents and … [Read more...] about Great Civilizations Treasure Parks and Open Spaces
Shaping Our Future by Remembering Our Past
Denver remains unique in American cities because of its Mountain Parks system. If Denver's leaders had not acted when they did way back in 1912, all of the land which now makes up the jewels of the Queen City's crown, the Denver Mountain Parks, would be developed with more ugly architectural monstrosities bulging with asphalt and cement. This puts more pressure … [Read more...] about What is The City But The Parks?
Every year for about 30 years, Tom Noel, John Stewart, and I look forward to being invited to a wonderful annual civic event unique in the city and special to our civic memory. This year was no different from all others. We three were asked to volunteer to lead a live reading of the Declaration of Independence in the park. This year things were different. In years past at … [Read more...] about Downplaying Our Declaration Reading
All things considered, I believe after all the sequestering we have put ourselves through, distancing from each other, and all the non hugging, that Lakeside Amusement Park, right here in North Denver, is the place to step back into another time zone, drop all your cares, and even get over the Coronavirus blues. For newcomers to the neighborhood, Lakeside nestles itself into … [Read more...] about Lakeside, The Place to Shed the Coronavirus Blues
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken recently raised concerns about China and its aggressive attitude toward the world. Everyone is predicting China is going to beat the USA on all fronts this year. I know China is already beating us in the battle of world classical music. Let me remind you of the notorious cultural revolution which China's insane dictator Mao Zedong … [Read more...] about China, Culture, Pianos, and the Bosler House