A Confluence (notes on water conservation resources in Colorado)

During a recent trip to Winter Park, my kiddos treated me to a visit to the Headwaters River Journey museum. It's a non-stop interactive journey through how water goes from a (not so faraway) river to your water tap. The basic takeaways: Colorado is predicted to run short of water in 2030.About 60% of the …

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The Supreme stupidity of overturning Roe v. Wade (a story of externalities)

Let’s talk about the Supremely stupid decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and ways to lean in (in addition to protests, demonstrations, donations, and volunteer work) to avoid fleeing the country that seems to be leaning more and more into the Handmaid’s Tale timeline. I’m talking specifically to my friends and the younger voters who, …

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The future of Democracy in Fort Collins is bright!

You're gonna see some big changes on your ballot in November regarding Fort Collins elections. I went to City Hall on Tuesday night to speak in favor of RCV for Fort Collins, and was tremendously proud of our City of Fort Collins staff and City Council for being willing to hear from 60+ residents on …

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A note about Ranked Choice Voting in Fort Collins

“It's a safe assumption that voters in Fort Collins are smart, passionate, able to articulate their choices and will fill out the ballot to the degree that they wish to,” Armstrong said.a quote from the RCV explainer article in The Coloradoan on 5/4/2022: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2022/05/04/ranked-choice-voters-may-decide-if-system-right-fort-collins-election/7338020001/ There’s a lot of stuff coming down the pipeline for you …

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Schadenfreude Isn’t A Sustainable Way of Life

As a country, we need to take a breath and deeply study what's occurred leading up to the events at the Capitol today to identify which leaders, systems, actions, and words have enabled this unprecedented, divisive, and irresponsible act of chaos and violence against democracy. Accountability is the first step, prevention is the next. Whataboutism …

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About That Personal Responsibility

If you believe in the merit of personal responsibility, at some point, it's important to behave responsibly. Everybody is on the same team about the survival of small businesses. Everybody, even if the words coming out of their mouth or the policies implemented sound anti-business. There's literally no one who benefits from the death of …

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Checks/Balances

The US election system consists of a robust system of checks and balances. There are career professionals whose job it is to ensure every American's voice is heard fairly, both Republican and Democrat, swearing up and down that there was no wrongdoing. There's no evidence of fraud. None:  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/10/donald-trump-longshot-election-lawsuits and https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/10/us/politics/voting-fraud.html Almost every court case …

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I’m A Dinosaur (in an NPS-sponsored audio drama art project)

About 3 years ago, I lent my voice to an audio drama art project for and about Badlands National Park. I play a Pteranodon 😀 My fellow Outpost - A Star Trek Fan Production voice actor Eleiece Krawiec plays Julia Jessie Walker. I'm tremendously proud of this project and glad it's finally getting out there. Apparently, KUNM-FM (Albuquerque) is going to be broadcasting …

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