A celebration for poetry, literacy and literature: We like that

Colorado selected its first poet laureate in 1919. And today, 100 years later, another poet laureate was announced by Gov. Jared Polis: Bobby LeFebre, who is a talented poet, performance artist, writer (of many genres, including the play Northside), member of the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs, and on and on. I attended the announcement, …

And now what?

What happens to Tom’s Diner? Who knows? After meeting upon meeting, the applicants working to designate Tom’s Diner as a Denver landmark have withdrawn the application. The owner has a deal to sell the diner to a development company, with the building to be replaced by an 8-story apartment building at East Colfax Avenue and …

For Tom’s Diner and/or preservation, it’s coming down to the wire

After a meeting this morning of the Denver City Council’s land use committee, Tom’s Diner now moves to the full city council. After a presentation on the reason behind proposing designation of the diner as an historic landmark, the committee carefully discussed the ups and downs of this move to designate the diner. After all, …

If we keep destroying history, at some point, will there be any history left?

When things weigh on your mind, may as well write about them. First is a debate over whether some people want to destroy a mural cycle in a school in San Francisco because of some of the strong imagery. The proposal is to paint over them.  Second, is the odd discovery earlier this year that …