Last fall, when I was beginning my breast cancer journey and still undergoing lots of…
Many years ago when I was a grad student at the University of Denver, I stopped into the Park Meadows Mall to do some shopping. I remember standing awestruck as I looked up at the center rotunda. It was painted with exquisite murals of different Colorado landscapes: purple mountains, golden plains, big-wide-open skies. Accompanying the murals were the lyrics to America the Beautiful. “Hmm, that’s funny,” I thought. “It’s almost as if the song was written about Colorado.” Later that day, I shared my experience with one of my friends, a Colorado Native. “Well, duh,” she replied. “It was written on top of Pikes Peak.”
This week the whole country was able to share in the beauty of Colorado as media outlets everywhere geared up for the first Presidential Debate hosted last night by the University of Denver. Today, as the pundits and media are trying to determine the winner, President Obama or Mitt Romney, I think the winner is pretty obvious–DU, the City of Denver, and (just in time for ski season) the State of Colorado. However, I think it’s important to remember, that we, the people, are also the winners. In these challenging times of economic recession, we can’t forget how lucky we are that we live in a Democracy and have the right to vote. So please, take a moment and make sure you are registered. Don’t throw your right away.
Finally, as you are barraged this Fall with political commercials, let this America the Beautiful video bring you back to a more peaceful, patriotic pace. Enjoy! And God Bless America! (it’s not just for The 4th of July)
Today’s Cocktail Pairing:
Alewerks Pumpkin Ale (The Best Pumpkin Beer hands down!) From the ye ole colonial city of Williamsburg!
HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!