Understanding Glen Beck
Glen Beck’s rally over the weekend on the Lincoln Memorial has served as a lightning rod about Beck, Sarah Palin and their wider movement. I can’t say that I’m a big fan. Indeed, I see much of what they say as extreme and even hateful. I read a great post today about the rally from Reihan Salam in the Daily Beast. He tries to understand where the movement is coming from. And...
Boulder Absinthe House opens downtown →
I’m psyched about this place: a dance hall with international DJs; rooftop patio chaise lounges; wine and cheese lists; an olive bar; and two dozen types of absinthe… The hope is to resemble a European bar in the sense that there are no demographic lines drawn, he said, noting the business could attract the 50-year-old carrier of a Black American Express to a college kid...
The Summer That Ended All Summers →
A great article from the NYT today that reads more like a short story. Explores the tension between the freedom of the adventure life without obligations and the joys of more settled, domestic living. I vote for trying to pull off a bit of both.
Old School →
A great post from Kita about a great turn of events for our family.
Summer Camp →
A great piece in the NYT about the virtues of sleep-away summer camp.
In ‘08 there was lots of hope regarding change to our nations politics. As we close in on the elections of ‘10, it’s clear that our politics are changing: they continue to get more radical, more absurd. I encountered two examples today. Here in Colorado, the GOP front-runner for Governor lost out in the primary to a Tea Party underdog, Dan Maes. Denver has a very successful...
Wow. What a great final TechStars video. I feel very fortunate to have been part of the program. And very fortunate to have had Megan document it so brillantly.
Feeling Like Coloradans
Last Thursday the TechStars program came to an end with Investor Day where we all present our companies to a large audience of assembled investors. It’s been a long summer at TechStars. The program has helped our business chart a whole new course and we are so much more enthused about its prospects of success. It has also been demanding and particularly the stretch run headed down to...
Broadway and the Mosque →
A great column today from Thomas Friedman about one our country’s greatest assets, our inclusiveness, and why we the mosque should be built in downtown Manhattan.