Another week — well, several days — the 5th iteration of Denver Design Week will be a bit different.

Denver Design Week begins today, October 19, with interesting options, focusing on architecture, commercial products, and the world of design. This program runs through Friday, October 23. In the past two years, I have purchased tickets to learn more about all three of these concepts. Being part of an audience has always intrigued me, because …

Filling out the 2020 ballot is like taking the most difficult test ever. Even with a cheat sheet.

Bit by bit, I studied the state ballot items and the Denver ballot items. And I went online to learn more. That ballot? What a plump one – but I liked that. Then yesterday afternoon, it was time to bundle up the ballot and drop it in the box in front of Blair-Caldwell. I was …

Carmen Court is still in play, which has been dissected for about 6 months. But now…

The David-and-Goliath drama focused on Carmen Court that began in April, and now it is October.  In one corner: David is the trio that submitted an application to save Carmen Court, when it was posted about the eligibility for demolition. The Denver Landmark Preservation Commission noted that that complex had value. In a different corner: …

The East Central Area Plan is in the books, courtesy of the Denver City Council. We’ll see how this plays out.

About three years ago, the Department of Community Planning and Development gurus began to work on the ECAP, which is easier to remember than the full name. The six neighborhoods include North Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, City Park West, City Park, Cheesman Park, and Congress Park. That’s a lot of acreage and residents, with neighborhoods …

Technology is not my favorite partner, but online shaming is getting pretty crazy.

Recently, on the Today show, there was a video about a mother who was sitting in the stands watching her son play in a middle school football game. She did not wear a mask, but she was threatened with a Taser, and was escorted out. She said she had asthma, and couldn’t breathe with a …

Time to make Denver’s budget for next year. Glad I do not have to do it.

Starting this Wednesday, July 16, Denver City Council members will begin to address the next budget year: Annual Budget Presentations Kickoff: 2021 Budget Overview. We all know many of us have had to pull in our belts, and for some people in Denver have lost jobs, fear of losing their homes or apartments to eviction, or …

Still thinking of 9/11, adding it to the list of the many sad moments this year.

It’s hard to believe that 9/11 happened 19 years ago. The shock and sorrow still resonates.  And in this year, with a divisive political situation and a virus that has been claiming so many lives, I felt this morning I needed to think about 9/11.  Five years ago on a chilly January day, I visited …