Category Archives: community

A Voice of Reason on Our (Ripped) Social Fabric

The debacle in D.C. a year ago today was not the first sign of rips in our social fabric. We Americans love to disagree and squabble. It’s what we do. But usually, we pull together and move on. More recently, … Continue reading

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Planting Shade Trees

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb My friend, Brad Rowland, just made Forbes magazine for his efforts at rural revitalization.  as “part landlord, part cheerleader and … Continue reading

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Humans on Hiatus

Well, it’s been about 4 years since last week… — Alan Arkin quarantine ditty As quarantine restrictions are slowly being lifted, I reflect on our enforced break. I have found it similar in many ways to an unexpected hospitalization or … Continue reading

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We’re STILL #1 — Even If They Don’t Know It

Congratulations to Searcy, Arkansas on their selection to be featured in Season 4 of the Small Business Revolution, sponsored by Deluxe. Here in Cañon City, hundreds of people gathered in our high school’s Tiger Dome to watch the announcement yesterday. … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before…

Well, it’s may not be Christmas Eve, but you can hardly tell by all the excitement this week in Cañon City. Tomorrow morning, the Small Business Revolution will announce the Top 5 contenders to be featured as the winner in … Continue reading

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Cañon City Keeps Comin’ On Strong

It’s not over till it’s over and that certainly applies to the Small Business Revolution Season 4 selection process. After making it into the Top 20 of over 12,000 self-nominated towns, Cañon City was named as one of the Top … Continue reading

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Small Business Revolution Visit in the Cañon City Rear View

Following up on yesterday’s blog about my Top 5 reasons Cañon City is #1, here are a few articles and videos related to last week’s visit from the Small Business Revolution crew, headed up by Amanda Brinkman. Ryan Stevens, our … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Cañon City is #1

Cañon City has been selected as one of the Top 10 in the Small Business Revolution competition to be the focus of season 4 of their Hulu video series. They came to town last week to close out their tour … Continue reading

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Old & Young Together: Intergenerational Living

Recently, I’ve posted about certain topics I feel we need to talk about, specifically aging and death. Lest you feel I focus too much on such “morbid” topics, here are several links on a related topic that holds out hope … Continue reading

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92 Things About Austin

For your weekend consideration — a few Austin-related lists: 10 Things you Must Know BEFORE Moving to Austin — several aspects of our life here you might want to know about beforehand, like the heat, the traffic, allergies… 10 Things Everyone … Continue reading

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