New Lunch with Limerick discussion to explore keeping bearings in unsteady times

Compromise seems less and less likely between Republicans and Democrats in these turbulent times—but is it really? That’s the topic of conversation of the newest Lunch with Limerick series, which will feature Dick Wadhams, the former chair of the Colorado Republican Party, in conversation with Patty Limerick, a self-proclaimed “Armchair Quarterback with a Muddled Political…

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Utah’s mystery desert sculpture: Art or graffito?

The Obelisk, Utah • Several years ago — likely sometime in 2016 — one or more artists carrying well over 100 pounds of stainless steel hiked into a remote alcove in San Juan County, expertly cut a hole into the sandstone with a rock saw and erected a three-sided obelisk beneath a narrow pour-off. The…

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Limerick: To save America we can’t just knock over the board game of life and go home

There are reasons to believe that the 2020 presidential election is tearing our nation in two. And there are also reasons to believe that Americans hold the power to refuse the rupture and to seek alternatives to anger and frustration. When I contemplate the nation’s stalemate on winning and losing, my mind won’t stop circling…

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Limerick: Can Americans come together to find that “bright, bright, sunshiny day?”

  Johnny Nash’s “I Can See Clearly Now” may not feel right at this time. But for Patty Limerick, who heard the song after she lost her husband in 2005, it offers a vision of hope. In the category of performers to whom I am endlessly grateful, no one outranks the reggae artist Johnny Nash,…

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The legacy of Manifest Destiny (and why we re-named this podcast)

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS Go West, Young Podcast is now The Landscape—still all about America’s public lands and the outdoors, but now without the play on words that referenced Manifest Destiny and America’s legacy of Native American genocide. Rather than just re-name the podcast, we…

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