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Pancho Villa Crossed the Border…and got US into the Great War

Pancho Villa crossed the border in the year of ought sixteen The people of Columbus still hear him riding through their dreams He killed seventeen civilians you could hear the women scream Blackjack Pershing on a dancing horse was waiting … Continue reading

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Coworking in Southwest Colorado

There’s an awkward time in the life of a startup, when the idea outgrows the garage but maybe isn’t quite ready to commit to anything long-term.  It may be time to graduate, but not yet time to settle down—as an … Continue reading

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Livability Index: AARP Contributes a Tool Box of Community Indicators

If you create a city that’s good for an 8 year old and good for an 80 year old, you will create a successful city for everyone. — 8-80 Cities A well-designed place works for all of its residents, from … Continue reading

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Development Professional Available

Friends, I am currently seeking a new opportunity in community and economic development, policy analysis or public administration, particularly in the Rocky Mountain or Great Plains states.  I do my best work with a small team of professionals dedicated to excellence … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 28, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Tuesday–Mar. 28th It was cool again last night and the day has been foggy. I wrote another letter home today. We drew clothing this AM. Jim Gifford was put on extra duty today … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 26, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Sunday–Mar. 26th It has been a little warmer today than yerterday. Our regt. went out today to guard a forage train they had to start at 4 AM and got back at about … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—March 24, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, Goldsboro, North Carolina Sixth Part of Journal  Tuesday–Mar. 24 We still lay here behind our temporary breastworks and every little while the boys are made to dodge down their heads to keep out of the way … Continue reading

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Diary of Orrin Brown—Feb 21, 1865

Diary of Orrin Brown, outside Winnsboro, South Carolina Tuesday–Feb. 21st We had a frosty night but it came off warm and nice this Morning. We left the picket line at 10 AM went to camp and was on the road … Continue reading

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Transitions and Commitments: Best of the Blog 2014

This was a year of transitions and commitments.  I changed jobs, changed states, and started to follow my ancestor Pvt. Orrin Brown on his march with Gen. Sherman to the Sea.  In the new year, we’ll follow him as they … Continue reading

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Turtles All The Way Down

Americana Music for 2014 “I saw the light from heaven shining all around.” –Dry Bones, traditional, as performed by Graham Lindsey This weekend we endure the shortest day of the year—all about the darkness and all about the light.  The glass … Continue reading

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