Limerick: The history we are blessed to repeat

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on November 19, 2019 By Patty Limerick Let’s say that an author has written a pronouncement that is universally quoted in support of the cause that matters the most to you. Should you respond by calling attention to the...

Limerick: Zuckerberg stands at the great frontier; Western history should guide him

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on October 15, 2019 By Patty Limerick Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, on Facebook’s impact on the financial...

Limerick: Defending words from identity theft

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on Sept. 12, 2019 By Patty Limerick Experience has acquainted thousands of Americans with a disturbing trend: Identity theft is a rampant crime. But here is a trend of equal concern: Words, phrases, and terms are having an even...

Limerick: We yearn to help after human tragedies, and there is a way

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on August 16, 2019 By Patty Limerick Michael Ciaglo, Special to the Denver Post People hold up lights on their phones at a vigil at the Colorado State Capitol in honor of the lives lost in mass shootings at...

A narrow category is not sufficient for this forceful fellow

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on July 21, 2019 By Patty Limerick One of the greatest of American thinkers declared: “It is as though Nature needs must make men narrow in order to give them force.”W.E.B. Du Bois got hundreds of things right, but...

Experts see Northern Colorado’s water, energy economies increasingly converging

Original article can be found at Daily Camera Originally published on July 20, 2019 By Sam Lounsberry Could water providers take a page out of the oil and gas industry’s book and build a pipeline to the Mississippi basin? While advocates for building the value and quality of Colorado’s water...

Controversy over Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir expansion offers a glimpse into water woes in the West

Original article can be found at The Colorado Sun Originally published on July 10, 2019 By Amanda K. Clark Raising the 55-year-old dam near Boulder is essential to keep a stable water supply in a changing climate, utility says. Residents insist conservation could be just as effective. Tucked out of...

Limerick: Introducing two heroes — Kendrick Castillo and Roger Boisjoly — who need no introduction

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on June 14, 2019 By Patty Limerick For weeks, I have been wishing that I could introduce Kendrick Castillo to Roger Boisjoly. But the irreversibility of human mortality has made this an impossible dream. Nonetheless, it is a dream...

Limerick: Mark Kennedy needs CU’s “official fool” to speak the truth and offer comic relief. Send me in.

Original article can be found at The Denver Post Originally published on May 17, 2019 By Patty Limerick The hiring of Mark Kennedy as CU’s new president unleashed a flood of questions. Strangely, one unique feature of this university never received a moment’s attention: Did the “official university fool” play...

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