There’s an Army saying from back in the ‘80s: “We do more before 9 AM than most people do all day.” I can’t speak to how much each of our honorable and inspiring veterans accomplish in a day, but Izzy Abbass has been doing more bef
In January of 2007, Jessica Bachus’s life was sunny, bright and overflowing with love. A proud mother, she was the expectant mother of her second child, a baby girl, whom she and her husband had named Kenzi.
If life were a movie, Brad and Libby Birky may well have wandered the Rockwellian townscapes of central Illinois, that hosted their upbringings, with some charming indie rock song playing in the air around them as a soundtrack.
Adam Brock’s favorite quote? "Never mistake a clear view for a short distance" as stated by futurist Paul Saffo. Adam’s superpower of choice? The ability to communicate with every species. Plants. Check. Birds. Check. Whales.
Leah Bry, the founder of GreenLeaf, has been motivated to help a diverse group of Denver youth cultivate their leadership skills by transforming vacant lots into farms and growing fresh, healthful food for people who need it.
Dana Bryson's committed to confronting gritty problems in our communities. She leads a connected life, both inside and out. She has spent more than twenty years working at the top--in cities like Oakland and Washington, D.C.
Your parents told you how precious you were from birth. They dressed you up and paraded you around. They doted. They cheered. They loved. They told you, “You are an amazing creature, and you can do anything you set your mind to.
Savinay Chandrasekhar lives to promote equity and eliminate poverty through peace, love, and compassion. Those are his own words, and they’re 100% accurate. A dedication to community drives everything he does.
Textbooks try really hard to convey history, or even the present, in a detailed and clear way that leaves the reader better informed than when they started. The problem is that the text can only tell one side of the story.
In the downtown of any city, town or village, on a typical Tuesday, there’s a whole lot of traffic. It’s not merely vehicle traffic. It’s the foot traffic. People off to work and to school and to shop and to eat. Everyone is busy.
On naval vessels, the cook is an extremely important crew member. The cook is managing the appetites and gastronomic joys of a crew who spends days and weeks together working hard in the tight and confined space of a large ship.
From the humble, plains country, all-American small town of Brush, Colorado (it’s about fifteen miles east of Fort Morgan) came the scientist and philosopher, Stacie Gilmore, hatching like Athena from the skull of Zeus.
After growing up in a household built on volunteerism, Jennifer Gremmert always gave of herself and her time. In Catholic School, giving back was part of the curriculum, and you better believe that Jennifer aced that part.
Barbara Masoner is a Denver native. She’s the program coordinator at Grow Local Colorado, but she’s also a historian, a writer, an environmentalist and a life-long cultivator of botany both edible and elegant.
Were this the Eighteenth Century, a time of horse-drawn carriages and omnibuses; a time of conservatories and traveling musicians and artists, Damon McLeese may well have conducted seminars while seated in a high-back, hand-riveted
Dana Miller was born-and-raised in Denver. She’s an original, tried-and-true native. The travel bug bit her early in life. Dana dreamt of visiting exotic locales, overlooking brilliant vistas and living the jet-set lifestyle.
Once upon a time there was a little girl. That little girl grew up as most little girls do. She played and she dressed up and she ran and she frolicked. She ate cookies and cakes and chips and sandwiches, and as she got older, she ate the things that were brought to her grocery store. She ate the foods that came in boxes and cartons and individual wraps of plastic. She defrosted and reheated and toasted and microwaved. And for that little girl, now grown into a woman, all was right with the processed foods and with the world.
In Maya Angelou’s 1969 autobiography, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, the Pulitzer Prize nominated poet elegantly addresses issues of identity, race, oppression and inequality using the titular metaphor of a bird attempting to esca
“When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.” That’s what Darth Vader said to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1977 classic film Star Wars. It’s a good thing when a teacher sees that a former student is thriving.
Alan Smiley’s story begins when he entered high school as a hyperactive handful. He was rambunctious, academically disinterested, and a boundary pusher. Alan didn’t really care about school. He wasn’t focused. He lacked direction.
Many kids idolize their fathers growing up, thinking their dad is the best father in the world. With her own dad, one of NASA’s first astronauts to orbit the earth, Kris Stoever could claim hers as the best father in the world—and in space.
Addiction can be destructive. It touches individual lives, can rip apart families, and can create chaos within communities. Addiction alters the way a person views him or herself. It can create isolation and self-loathing.
An ant can lift up to 50 times its own body weight. A mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of nickel, sometimes even smaller. A single ladybug will eat more than 5000 aphids (a creature roughly ¼ its size) in its lifetime.