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
Shaping Our Future by Remembering Our Past
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
You have heard me rightfully complaining of the poor management of our Denver Public School Board and the way the school board and administration have been mismanaging the system. Well I think the goddess Athena herself, complete with her omnipresent all-knowing owl, may have landed in two places in the system. Those two shining lights are North High School and Denver Centers … [Read more...] about Two Shining Stars in the Denver Public School System. Let Us Rejoice!
The famous media ecologist, Marshall McLuhan, aptly coined the phrase, "the medium is the message." McLuhan asks us to probe into not just the content of a particular message, but to look into the surrounding presentation of a message, almost becoming another important message in itself. This famous media rule certainly has a place in Governor Polis’ daring to step into … [Read more...] about “Where’s the Beef, Governor?” Governor Polis not the First to Run Crossways with Colorado Beef Boosters