Here’s to the red, white and blue — in harmonious Colorado

Today's New York Times' Opinion section featured a lengthy piece by Roger Cohen on how Colorado residents have avoided separating into different political bubbles, that is, blue versus red. His column is headlined, "Can Colorado Save America?" I thought, Um, OK. Cohen begins by setting the scene in Nucla, Colorado, a small town in the …

UPDATE: Meeting did include information on the new sidewalk repair program, as well as the city’s need to fix “gaps” in sidewalks

  Well: The Sidewalk Working Group of Denver's City Council met today (Oct. 22) and the first part of the session was all about the sidewalk repair program that affects property owners in the city. Apparently the person I talked to with the city didn't get the news. Matt Bryner, with the Public Works Department's …

Westword’s “Hateful Eight” Lives on and on and on… happily

Okay, I know the column posted here is more than two-and-a-half years old – but it is still a wonderful read and opened many eyes. I laughed. I cried. I almost choked on my lunch when I read it the first time many months ago. Westword’s art and architecture critic, Michael Paglia, wields a mighty …

Aaron Betsky and Architect Magazine consider an epidemic of “meh”

Our flood of blech (to be polite) 5-story apartment buildings is not just located in Denver.  Writer and president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin, Aaron Betsky finds these somnolent “pancake” buildings are found all over the world. It’s like measles. This piece ran in Architect Magazine several weeks ago, but it gives us …