New Lunch with Limerick discussion to explore keeping bearings in unsteady times

Original article can be found at Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine Originally published on December 4, 2020 By Cay Leytham-Powell Compromise seems less and less likely between Republicans and Democrats in these turbulent times—but is it really? That’s the topic of conversation of the newest Lunch with Limerick series, which...

Utah’s mystery desert sculpture: Art or graffito?

Original article can be found at The Salt Lake Tribune Originally published on November 27, 2020 By Zak Podmore, Brian Maffly The Obelisk, Utah • Several years ago — likely sometime in 2016 — one or more artists carrying well over 100 pounds of stainless steel hiked into a remote...

Limerick: To save America we can’t just knock over the board game of life and go home

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on November 12, 2020 By Patty Limerick There are reasons to believe that the 2020 presidential election is tearing our nation in two. And there are also reasons to believe that Americans hold the power to refuse the rupture...

The legacy of Manifest Destiny (and why we re-named this podcast)

Original article can be found at Center for Western Priorities Originally published on October 7, 2020 By Aaron Weiss Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Go West, Young Podcast is now The Landscape—still all about America’s public lands and the outdoors, but...

Limerick: Search for high moral values at University of Colorado leads to fraternity leader

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on September 19, 2020 By Patty Limerick In these grim times, we have every reason to conjure up ways to feel better about the world. So I asked myself, what could I do that would distract me from thinking...

Gravel & cobbles and implications of the Colorado River Basin’s slow bake

Original article can be found at Mountain Town News Originally published on August 16, 2020 By Allen Best Gravel yards annoy me. I’ve driven around Las Vegas and Albuquerque, both places of considerable aridity that depend greatly upon the Colorado River. Gravel has come to dominate the front yards in...

Patty Limerick: Clearing the air of respiratory protest

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on August 14, 2020 Once upon a time, people used to assemble in lecture halls and auditoriums to hear a speaker. They would sit unimaginably close to one another, exhaling with abandon into each other’s airspace. It was an...

Demonstrations Spread Across Colorado As Racial Justice And Pandemic Stressors Add Up

Original article can be found at KUNC By Leigh Paterson Adam Rayes In April, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Colorado state Capitol building, protesting Colorado’s stay-at-home order. At the end of May, crowds began marching in Denver protesting against police brutality, following the death of George Floyd. In June,...

Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board Mix Of Legislators, Historians, Community Members

Original article can be found at CBS Denver Originally published on July 31, 2020 By Jeff Todd DENVER (CBS4) – The board that will look at names of public spaces and geographic features in Colorado was named. The 12 members of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board are a mix...

Limerick named to state Geographic Naming Advisory Board

Original article can be found at CU Boulder Today Originally published on July 31, 2020 By Andrew Sorensen Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of CU Boulder’s Center of the American West , will play a central role in Colorado’s historic effort to reassess names of state...

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