After about a thousand posts on the old site, I’ve been thinking about what direction I’ll be going with this new and improved site which, along with the layout, will most likely encompass a little of the old George, with an emphasis on a larger spectrum of issues, ideas, nonsense, pictures. I’m feeling, right now, that ranting for the sake of ranting (often times, with very little substantive background or supporting factual data to give credence to the rants) is something that I am going to try to avoid. Yes, the rants are fun to write. The responses (comments), to the rants have been, if not interesting, amusing, caustic, sarcastic, disingenuous, remarkable, kind. Hopefully, though, future posts on this site will be more thoroughly thought-out, better written, more worthy of serious comment.
Having said that, then, here are few of the topics that have accumulated on my desk, which will probably rise to the suface of the pile in the next few weeks:
Imminent, most likely inevitable hike in property taxes to remediate Denver’s gross negligence in attending to deferred infrastructure maintenance and repair of city facilities, parks
More observations, thoughts, insights into New Urbanism and its application or misapplication in the West Highlands neighborhood and other areas of the city
Hickenlooper’s ten-year plan to end homelessness
The interestingly lofty goal to raise North High School to, as North High principal JoAnn Trujillo-Hays calls, a “World Learning” campus (whatever that means)
Meanderings–hopefully creative–with regard to the old neighborhood, West Highlands; the folks, the critters, the trees, the plants, the parks
An occasional dip into the unsavory subject: Dubya
And, lots of other stuff that riles or interests me.
Anyway, I like the layout of WordPress and the ease of use it provides. So, to the few faithful readers I have, I’ll keep plugging away.