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My next +Forgotten Fort Collins  post will be about Earth Day in Fort Collins in 1970. While digging through April 1970 CSU Collegians I came across this ad. Love those pants!

For all you Fort Collins folks, the Waido Experience is playing on the street in front of our house. So I'm grooving to their music and working on my post. You all are welcomed to join us on the front lawn. When they're done, Mama Lenny and the Remedy will be up at 4.

Peace out!
 
Here's a 1970s spring fashion flashback to enjoy on this lovely spring day. This ad is from the CSU Collegian, April 17, 1970.
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The idea that our microbiome is important for our health is at the heart of the diet that we've been doing for the past 6 months. Although I know we're not entirely healthy yet, the improvement in acne in my teenagers, reduction of headaches, improved moods, and the lessoning of seasonal allergy symptoms has shown me that the diet is working. 
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This is where nobody lives in the United States. 
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Wow, stress a mother experiences can have behavioral and metabolic effects upon her kids and her grandkids. And we're not talking stress in utero. We're talking about stress in her life while growing up. Wow!
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Fort Collins came in 2nd as best cyclist town. Woo hoo! 

#cycling   #fortcollins  
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"Eu tentei pensar na coisa mais inofensiva. Algo que eu amava de minha infância. Algo que nunca jamais poderia nos destruir." - quem não se lembra da famosa frase de Ray Stanz que trouxe a imaginação de muitos de nossa geraçã...
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This is fantastic!

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fac·ile
ˈfasəl/Submit
adjective
1.(esp. of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial.

I don't know that I ever heard that first definition of this word. I've only heard the second, "easily achieved, effortless." I'm excited that there's a word that describes so many of the silly arguments I get in. I see all the complexities, but the other person has already boiled the whole issue down into a very clear right vs. wrong argument that doesn't take into account even half of the things at stake. 

Now I know what to say to those people. "Don't use such facile arguments with me!"

#googledefinitions  
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Here's my photo for "throwback thursday." Some might say this photo is a throwback to an earlier time. I might say this is a photo we should have thrown back when we first saw it. I look like SUCH a dork. ... OK, so what's new.

This is my mom and myself down in Colorado Springs somewhere. ... Actually, we were probably on a hike up behind the Air Force Academy.
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A Loomis Addition house was used in an article in TIME magazine!
The good people of Fort Collins, Colorado, are the most satisfied with their city
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    Math Teacher, 1991 - 1995
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Xian, INTJ, usually barefoot, brown is my black, currently on the GAPS diet, concerned with issues of poverty, education, and preserving our history in order that we know the story in which we are a part. 
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I'm not afraid of a little kombucha scoby in my drink.
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  • University of Michigan
    Math, 1987 - 1991
  • University of San Francisco
    Teaching ESL, 1995 - 1996
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Science Compared Every Diet, and the Winner Is Real Food
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The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity
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The right yearns for an era when churches and local organizations took care of society's weakest—an era that never existed and can't exist t

Farmer Profile - Lugene Sas from Taft Hill Dairy | Farming Fort Collins
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One of the perks of this gig is visiting farms and meeting the folks who produce our food. The guiding questions for me are always “Why do y

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Doesn’t look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, this photograph, a team effort by 9 men, is the most honored picture i

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PSD closing school Friday due to heat
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Poudre School District is closing all schools Friday due to the heat.

Are the Rich Getting Too Much of the Economic Pie?
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BUILD! Opens at The Longmont Museum | CoWlug.net
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Build! The Amazing World of LEGO opens tonight at The Longmont Museum. The opening reception hours are 7-9pm. If you can't make it out, enjo

Denver Comic Con opens; 6,000 fans turned away from Colorado Convention ...
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About 6,000 fans waiting in line for hours to get into Denver Comic Con on Friday were turned away by order of the fire marshal and conventi

My son was hospitalized due to severe weight loss three years ago. It has taken us this long to recover from the negative affects of his stay in Children's. Although his weight loss was caused by severe gut dysbiosis, and despite the fact that we gave the hospital staff plenty of explanation about the situation surrounding his weight loss, we were instead treated as though our son had anorexia or bulimia. He was treated as a criminal, not allowed to use the bathroom without the door left ajar. In fact, the bathroom was locked and we had to call staff if he had to use it. The trauma of how he was treated during his stay caused post traumatic stress affects that were detrimental over the next year and that are only now beginning to heal. The hospital was able to raise his weight up to a healthier level, but they did nothing to treat the underlying cause and did a pretty substantial amount of damage as well. After much trial and error we now have our son on a GAPS diet and he is finally, for the first time, showing signs of greatly improved health.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I had the veggie sandwich, which was good. The service was great. The ambiance is wonderful. Somehow I'd never noticed this place before, but now that we realize it's here, we'll be coming back.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I currently have three students at Lincoln Middle School, one 8th grader and two 7th graders. Middle school is a hard time on kids and mine have had their ups and downs, but through it all we've had wonderful support from the teachers and staff. In fact, if I were only able to talk about one aspect of the school, I would focus on the teachers. I'm involved in the PTO and have helped out in a couple different classrooms for extended periods of time so I've gotten to know the staff fairly well. The teachers love their jobs. They enjoy being with the kids. They push the envelope in order to find creative ways to not just teach the material, but to get the students to engage with the material as well. Every time I have had to contact a teacher, I've found the teacher to be responsive and helpful. I'm also excited by the integration of service learning opportunities throughout the curriculum. Last year, in 6th grade, the students interviewed residents of a local nursing home and wrote down their stories in order not only to learn that history isn't as far distant as they might imagine, but also to help these residents have a written (or videotaped) record of their lives that they could pass down to their families. The 7th grade wrote a curriculum for a school in Africa that could be accessed through the computers that the school had sent the year before. The 8th grade had several service learning projects, including a community-wide round table discussion at CSU in which they hosted and moderated discussions which included people directly involved in both sides of the uranium mining that has been proposed just northwest of Fort Collins. And of course, there's the yearly Nicaragua trip (which is becoming a Costa Rica trip next year) in which the students go to San Juan del Sur and help out with the local lending library down there as well as bring clothes and other needed items to two orphanages there. But, as I said in my first paragraph, middle school isn't all sunshine and daisies. We've had our share of problems as well: learning to deal with uncomfortable social situations, learning to do group work when not everyone participates, etc. But in every problem that I've had to interact with a teacher, counselor or administrator over, I've found the staff incredibly helpful and responsive. I come away feeling like the people at the school really do want the best for my kid. They want him (my 8th grader) or her (my 7th graders) not to just be removed from the problem they're dealing with, but to grow through it and find ways of dealing with it. One of the big things my 8th grader has been learning this year is to build relationships with his counselor and the vice-principal so that when something does come up in class, he can advocate for himself and get help from adults right there in the school (instead of having to hide or call home for help). He's matured immensely this year because of this process. Fort Collins has a lot of great middle schools. I've met kids from many of them and they all have similar experiences to what we've seen at Lincoln. Two of the things that set Lincoln apart from the others is the chance to learn multi-culturalism in a hands-on setting and the increasingly integrated IB curriculum that pulls the many disciplines together and often does so through experiential service-learning projects. Lincoln also has some great after school opportunities (such as cooking classes, movie making classes, robotics, and the Lincoln Jam which is gaining increasing notoriety throughout Fort Collins).
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Our family has been scarfing down yummy desserts from the Chocolate Cafe since 2007, when it first opened. It is one of our favorite places to go for special events (birthdays, holidays, good grade rewards, etc.). We have always had good service and have even been accommodated on days when they're packed and we've arrived without a reservation. Either they've squeezed us in, or they've speedily filled a take-out order for us. In fact, I've used the Chocolate Cafe as a means of grabbing a quick birthday cake (OK, OK, so it was a the white chocolate bread pudding, which isn't really a cake. But dang is it addictively good.) at the last second when I'm on my way to a party. We have several favorites at the Chocolate Cafe. I personally like the molten chocolate cake, the chocolate ravioli and, of course, the white chocolate bread pudding. My kids like all of the variations of cheesecake, the raspberry torte, and every variation of mousse that they've tried. My husband tends to stick to the massively large piece of chocolate cake (because then he can take home half of it and hoard it for later). This has grown to be a very busy place, especially now that they also serve meals in addition to dessert. I recommend either making a reservation or plan on getting their early. And eat light before you go. You'll definitely need to save space for these desserts.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've been a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church for 9 years now. The church has been around for about 30 years and it's seen a lot of ups and downs, but these have clearly gone a long way toward building a stronger and more mature congregation (not in age but in wisdom). Granted, we probably don't look so "wise" at first glance because we're all still fallible humans, but what impresses me about the folks in this body is that they're willing to step back, to take off their self-colored glasses and peer through God's word to guide their steps, and though it's hard, I've repeatedly seen people walk in God's steps despite their own personal inclinations. We look pretty mundane and normal on the outside, but God is clearly at work on the inside (of us as individuals but also of us as a congregation).
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago