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Airport Fantasy

BY JIM BROKISH
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

As a fairly frequent traveler during some phases of his career, Jim had imagined a fantasy about his return to Denver International Airport. He hopes the audience enjoys this story of a sweeping romantic gesture gone slightly wrong - or just in an unexpected way.

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Neighboring 101

BY CHRYS WITHROW
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

Chrys is of the belief that neighborhoods and neighbors are an important and amazing part of life. That in living near each other, we become part of each other's experiences. As such, Chrys has some guidelines for being a good neighbor.

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Colorado Heritage Journey

BY JORDAN WILLIAMS
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

In the summer of 2018, Jordan was able to hike over 400 miles of the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango with his wife and our dog, Aska. Besides just the majesty of the mountains and wilderness, Jordan also got to experience Colorado's special history and heritage as we made stops in several towns including Twin Lakes, Salida, and Silverton. Additionally, the connections Jordan made provided my adventure with a unique perspective that I want to share with others through our initiative entitled "Colorado Heritage Journey" (https://coheritagejourney.com/)

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This Grand Life

BY JULIE ULSTROP
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

Julie talks about what Julie has learned in 37 Days since becoming a Grandmother accompanied by her photography.

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What is this about food?

BY NATHALIE RACHLINE
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

What is the best way to relax and think straight? Cook and Bake of course! This has always been a passion of Nathalie's; choosing ingredients to put in recipes that are unexpected, baking for everyone without being able to eat the cakes: She has stories, pictures, memories, and simply just the pleasure of being in the kitchen.

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AdVANture

BY TYRELL JOE "TJ" GRISEL
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

Vanlife and living tiny is exploding in this era of time. Many people are foregoing the status quo of the white picket fence, mortgage, and the 9 to 5 to live a life of travel and exploration. Avenue of choice comes a plenty but it the vanlife that strikes TJ's fancy.

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Laughing and Crying with the Fort Collins Cycling Club

BY STEPHEN BECKLEY
@ VOL 6 ON NOV 08, 2018

Stephen's participation in the Fort Collins Cycling Club has earned him the nickname "Soft and Silky." Through the Club, there are amazing stories of resiliency and support for Club members. Stephen's own story is how the club helped him to deal with his 20 year old daughter having traumatic brain injury in 2010. Over the past few years, the club has become more diverse by emphasizing opportunities providing riding opportunities for folks new to group cycling. 

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Placemaking by Design

BY CRAIG RUSSELL
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Craig Russell talks about creating places for people that are sensitive to their location and context, authentic and timeless and provide flexibility and connection to nature.

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Rwanda, Up Close and Personal

BY CLAIRE BOUCHARD
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

In 2016, Claire Bouchard's daughter graduated from CSU and got a new job. How thrilling! The U.S. government hired her daughter to be a Peace Corps Education Volunteer, in Rwanda, Africa, for 27 months. Rwanda is still recovering from their horrible genocide 24 years ago. Like any caring parent, Claire was unsure how this was all going to work out. And so 14 months into her service, Claire went there to see it for myself. How could Claire have prepared for the joy and peace that greeted her? For seven days, Claire was embraced by wonderful people, and saw how much they love Claire's daughter, too. This is a story of discovery and awe.

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A World of Faces

BY KENT TOMPKINS
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

In his talk, Kent Tompkins shares captivating candid portraits of the various people he encountered during his world travels. Not only did Kent photograph these individuals, he bonded with them to dive deeper into the inner workings of their culture and lives. He has specially selected photographs during his encounters with Native Americans, Egyptians, and Indians, all of which who have unique stories to share. This presentation makes one reminiscent of famous photographer Alfred Eisenstaed's quote, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” 

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Pretty Poses: History of the Pinup

BY JANA KNAPP SANCHEZ
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

There has always been a desire for images of an erotic nature, even when society was bound by stringent of rules of propriety. This was overcome by the birth of portraying scantily clad ladies as an art form. Long before sexting and nude selfies, in a time when showing even your ankles was risque, there was the pinup. Pinups have helped shaped modem perceptions of sex and paved the way for real bodies to be real sexy. Jana shares the history of the pinup.

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Fort Fun

BY TYLER GUNDERSON
@ VOL 5 ON AUG 16, 2018

Growing up in Fort Collins, it wasn't until Tyler Gunderson moved away that he realized how spoiled he was to live in such a great state. Needless to say, he came running back, and has since made it a point to take in all Colorado has to offer.

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