Friday, July 5, 2019

Eighty-five, Man Alive!

Can that be true?  Is it possible that I have lived 85 years?
It is; it is!

 Here is the intersection of 85 with 85:  As a lad I lived in Colorado Springs through which the major north-south highway was US 85/87. Up and down that road untold numbers of times on bicycle, by automobile, and even short portions of it on foot.  When I left those environs at the age of 18 I am sure it never occurred to me that I would live 85 years.  Or maybe I hoped I might, who knows? 

Fyi, US 85 runs from the Mexican border in El Paso to the Canadian border in North Dakota. It is sometimes called the CanAm Highway.  As a boy I traversed this road many times with the parents, or that is the section between Pueblo and Denver.  I believe the farthest point south we achieved was Albuquerque.  When I left the Springs in favor of the PNW I took 85 north into Wyoming as far as US 30.

I have taken many roads since then, speaking not only geographically but in all areas of my life.  Some of those roads were smooth, straight and easy sailing.  But not all of them.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Just One Man's Ramblings

Remember Abound Solar?  Any numbers come to mind? Like 850 jobs and a $15 mil taxpayer incentive from the county?  Like $400 mil federal dollars?

On this date in 2010 it was announced that Abound would purchase the vacant factory facility at 28 and 31 and create 850 jobs.

Abound declared bankruptcy three years later and Colorado got stuck with cleaning up the mess they left there.

But, Hurrah for Green!

Friday, June 14, 2019