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Pumpkins in the Snow

It’s snowing outside and my heart goes out to all the Halloween pumpkins left stranded in the snow.  It’s too early it seems for them to be this cold, alone and unpicked.  The ghosts following from the past will be lost at night with the wind howling and the blanket of white covering the hallowed grounds of the rocky mountains. Moving here was seeking something refreshing and new, and learning things I don’t already know about my own country.  Summoning…

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Down and Out in Denver

On more and more corners of downtown Denver, at Speer, Colfax and Broadway I see unwashed people of all gender, race and creed, usually adult, dressed in rags sleepily holding cardboard scraps with marker written messages asking for money. There seems to be several methods of “spare changing.” I see one lady with a baby stroller and a couple of kids crying. I wonder how many times a day she’s pinched them to elicit that reaction. I gave some strung…

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Small Business Expo in Denver

The Small Business Finance Forum at Auraria campus was one of a series that traveled throughout the state in December to help small businesses survive the ongoing financial crisis.  Investment firms clamored for attention at the Tivoli Building near the Pepsi Center in Denver just before Christmas. Walking past Chase and Wells Fargo, I stepped into a crowded suit-dominated function last Tuesday. Booths lined the room representing nearly every bank and credit union in the city of Denver. Counseling sessions were going…

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Road Trip West

Following the beat of dharma to Denver, seeking, driving, listening to the heart… Road Trip West from kamala rose. From the east coast, moving to the Rocky mountains of Colorado, USA was an American Dream. The great Road Trip adventure of 2008 began in Vermont with a two car caravan headed to the great wild west.

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