Voodoo and Potpourri

Nov 3, 2020 | Uncategorized

“My wife called down from upstairs with a question: ‘Do you ever get a shooting pain across your body, like someone’s got a voodoo doll of you and they’re stabbing you?’

Sounding concerned, I replied, ‘No….’

She responded, ‘How about now?’”

Ha! That’s pretty funny! Somebody sent this to me recently, and I had a good laugh.

Maybe it’s not all that funny, maybe I just needed to laugh, but it worked.

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Election Day is finally, mercifully here. When it comes to our politics, we Americans have always been quarrelsome. It is baked into our DNA. However, it feels like our modern communication technologies have evolved much faster than our ability to adapt to our behavior. We have so many ways to reach and provoke each other now, and it doesn’t feel healthy.

My biggest predication for the elections? The sun will come up tomorrow and it will seem brighter for about half the population and darker for the other half.

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One of the developments of 2020 has been civil unrest. Fortunately, for the most part, rallies and protests in Northern Colorado have been of the peaceful kind. We’re not anticipating that to change, and we’re not seeing indications of pending problems. Nonetheless, since 2020 has been one weird year, here are some resources:

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Hats off to the Colorado State University System Board of Governors for their recent vote to opt out of the City of Fort Collins planning process for the Hughes Stadium property. CSU wants to use the land to build more attainable housing for faculty and staff. Some members of the city council had other ideas. In the end, the land belongs to the taxpayers of the state under the stewardship of CSU and its leaders have an obligation to use the land accordingly. Months of negotiations between CSU and the City made it clear the university could not reach its housing goals through the City process, so they opted out.