Auto Idolatry

Auto Idolatry

America’s car culture is a form of national idolatry. The United States has prostrated itself to the automobile. Even if you don’t believe there is a God, I invite you to bear with me as I use this spiritual analogy to make a point about what our vehicle...

We All Just Want to Belong

As a nation, as a state, and as a city, we’re faced with issues where people are in direct opposition to one another. It’s easy to develop an “us” vs. “them” mentality about almost any issue. We can get caught up in the divide...
What is a subsidy?

What is a subsidy?

In talking about affordable housing, transportation, development and other issues related to urban growth, the term “subsidy” often pops up. It’s generally used pejoratively and seems to refer to such a large variety of situations that the meaning...

Fort Collins Is Changing… Becoming More Urban

Almost every time I walk my dogs, or ride my bike, or drive my car around the city of Fort Collins, I see something new. I’m not saying that I see something I hadn’t noticed before. I mean I see something that didn’t use to be there. Driving north on...