‘Patriot’ Movement Conspicuously Absent From Portland’s Federal Overreach Protests

Original article can be found at NPR Originally published on July 27, 2020 By Kirk Siegler Over the weekend as large crowds of protesters in Portland chanted in support of Black lives and against an ongoing federal police crackdown around the courthouse, some heads turned when a few young men...

Limerick: Rectify the inherent failure of monuments

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on July 13, 2020 By Patty Limerick Recent limitations on access to hair stylists would not have troubled Medusa, the Greek Gorgon whose hair-do was actually a “snake-do.” Looking at Medusa was never a pleasure, but gazing in her...

Limerick: We have made progress since 1968. But, dear Lord, we still have a ways to go.

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on June 20, 2020 By Patty Limerick If my parents intended to protect me from the harsh realities of American life, space and time conspired to knock the pins out from under their plan. Since my parents both worked,...

Limerick: Time to Marie Kondo more than just your house, aim at those habits of mind

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on May 18, 2020 By Patty Limerick In my butterfly days, I said exactly what I was thinking at the very instant that I thought it. This custom gave me a great deal of pleasure, as well as a...

Limerick: Join my Task Force on the Future Well-Being of the Nation

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on April 17, 2020 By Patty Limerick “Normal it will not be,” California Governor Gavin Newsom said this week, giving us an unexpected opportunity to hear what Yoda would say if asked to share his vision of the post-pandemic...

Limerick: Lessons from my viral confinement nearly two decades ago

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on March 24, 2020 By Patty Limerick In the summer of 2002, I went viral. A medical professional at the Boulder Medical Center acted with alacrity and outfitted me with a mask, instructing me to leave via the fire...

Patty Limerick and the untold stories of the American West

Original article can be found at The CU Independent Originally published on February 20, 2020 By Noelle Videon Patty Limerick’s early interest in the history of the American West was in the stories untold — the stories about the people that she had known as a child who were so...

Limerick: Don’t Drain the West’s History of Dignity and Meaning

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on February 14, 2020 By Patty Limerick In his recent State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump did me a favor. Thanks to the president and his speechwriters, my long-awaited occasion — to speak out in defense of...

Limerick: Fulfilling my oath as I depart the National Council on the Humanities

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on December 6, 2019 By Patty Limerick Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a speech Patty Limerick gave at a public meeting of the National Council of the Humanities on Dec. 6, 2019. I am the faculty...

Beauprez, Udall featured in launch of CU Boulder bipartisan speaker series

Original article can be found at The Daily Camera Originally published on November 21, 2019 By Katie Langford Colorado’s former U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez and U.S. Senator Mark Udall agree on very little when it comes to politics and public policy, but that didn’t stop the two from forming a...

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