Waldo Canyon Fire Survivors: Ken & Kris Rose

Ken & Kris Rose have lived in the Parkside neighborhood in Colorado Springs since 1986 when the subdivision was still brand new. Ken remembers what the neighborhood looked like back then: “There were probably 40 homes completed, and we bought the house furthest south at the time, so we had this tremendous view of the city… though we didn’t know they were going to build a bunch of houses below us and fill up our view with more homes,” he laughs. Kris also recalls the quieter days of the past: “The only thing up here back then was the Flying W Ranch. Continue reading “Waldo Canyon Fire Survivors: Ken & Kris Rose”

Analyzing Website Visitor Behavior: Mobile vs. Desktop Users

Note: this is a guest blog post I was asked to write by the owner of a digital marketing agency in California. I’d never met him, but he contacted me saying he liked my writing and wanted me to dig deep into the data I have access to and write a post on the differences between mobile and desktop traffic. I was delighted to do so, and here is the end result. I hope you like it. Continue reading “Analyzing Website Visitor Behavior: Mobile vs. Desktop Users”

Leadership Pikes Peak Alumni Stories – Police Chief Pete Carey

Note: This is an interview I conducted with Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey, who is an alumnus of Leadership Pikes Peak’s Signature Program. Since 1979, the Signature Program has taken experienced professionals from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and helped prepare them for community leadership. Throughout the ten-month program, participants learn about the most important issues facing the Pikes Peak region, and meet and learn from the community’s most dynamic leaders. Continue reading “Leadership Pikes Peak Alumni Stories – Police Chief Pete Carey”

Steve Jobs Forecasts the Future of the Web

I recently watched a video called “Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview,” which has some never-before-seen footage of an interview with Steve Jobs from 1995. I must say, I have watched dozens, or maybe hundreds of hours of Steve Jobs’ talks, keynote presentations, interviews, and more, and I think this one stands out among many as what may be the most valuable. Continue reading “Steve Jobs Forecasts the Future of the Web”

My Trip in a Hot Air Balloon: A Modern Trip In An Ancient Vehicle

This past Labor Day weekend, a big event took place in Colorado Springs that drew hundreds of people from all over the country, and even a few people from outside the country—the Colorado Balloon Classic. The Balloon Classic is an annual hot air balloon festival that just celebrated its 36th year and is the longest continuously-running hot air balloon festival in Colorado.

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Is Google Evil?

This week, The Guardian put out a scathing report on Google’s business practices, called “Google’s problem is that it now believes itself above others – even governments.” That descriptive title explains what it’s all about—the recent controversy over the data-collecting practices of Google Street View. Long story short, the FCC is investigating how Google illegally collected private data from homes and businesses over unsecured wireless networks when driving around the globe in their little cars with cameras on top (the “street view cars”).

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