Aurora, Tucson, and Me

[Editor's Note: BlogHer Ashleigh Burroughs was shot during the January 2011 shooting at Rep. Gabrielle Giffords media event in Tucson, Arizona. --Grace] I have to write about it. I've tried avoiding it. I've tried minimizing it. I've tried ignoring it. I've tried tuning it out. I've skipped headlines and entire sections of the newspaper. It's not working....more
Beautifully said.  Thank you.more

A Mass Shooting Survivor Pushes For Gun Control in Wake of Colorado Tragedy

The mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado last Friday hit especially close to home for me. In 1999, I was shot when an armed gunman walked into a Jewish Community Center day camp near Los Angeles California. There were five of us wounded and one who was killed. At the time, this was considered a mass shooting. It is crazy that now this is looked at as a small amount of victims....more
Disarming the good guys will never stop the bad guys, it just makes it easier for the bad guys ...more

Colorado's Red Rock Park Brings in the STARS This Summer in Outside Arena

Recently, I had an opportunity to visit Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which is part of Red Rocks Park, which is located near Morrison, Colorado, some 20 minutes or so west of Denver.  The venue includes 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas.At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains....more

Bear-y nice to see you...

...except, Please Leave My Backyard. You're big and scary.Here's the bear coming down the mountain behind my house in Vallecito, Colorado....more

Motivational Monday #2

It's that time again, Monday!  First day of the work week.  This time instead of just giving you motivation quotes, I thought I'd share with  you some photos that I took that are inspiring.  "For I know the plans that I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."- Jeremiah 29:11...more

Rocky Mountain High

Today’s prompt: describe a favorite place. Focus on how that place affects your sense of taste, touch, sight, sound, or smell. Hands down, my favorite place is Colorado. The first location I ever wanted to call home. The community I lived in, near Boulder, was amazing. Great people, convenient, focused on family fun and sports, little to no traffic… great for families. We loved it. Outside the crazy weather patterns from time to time, I dare say it’s almost perfect. ...more

Another Snow Day!

So unfortunately we are two days into November and we have received our second wallop of snow!  This is the unfortunate view from my window.  Generally Colorado doesn't see this much snow this early so I hope that it isn't some...more
I don't think that's an unfortunate view at all! Your picture is lovely.more

Another Snow Day!

So unfortunately we are two days into November and we have received our second wallop of snow!  This is the unfortunate view from my window.  Generally Colorado doesn't see this much snow this early so I hope that it isn't some...more

Dear Seal Beach: Lessons From Littleton

[Editor’s Note: On October 12, a man walked into the Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California and killed eight people. It is Orange County's worst mass killing.] Image: Rose Palmisano/The Orange County Register via ZUMA Press. Dear Seal Beach,...more
Could not have been written better - so glad it was written & shared.more