Originally Posted by Brainpathology
I really hate to agree with you...because it usually makes me sad, you're like an older more resigned Matt.. but I think you're right on in this case.
But hey, on the bright side I can claim that my drinking this weekend is because I'm dissapointed in the process that lead to preserving the current I-70 alignment. That should confuse most people at Pride enough to be entertaining.
I just a dreamer whose has aged (all of you out there, protect your ability to dream above all).
Most of my peers have given up dreaming*, but, I still strongly believe that great planning and design- world class stuff- could still occurr in Denver, despite so much mediocrity, provincialism, petty politics, and, greed, in this, my favorite place on the planet.
*So many have given up hope. "Disgust" is the predominant word I hear used to discribe Denver politics, metro wide politics, the State House, the Feds, American business, academics and entertainment. The older my peers become, the more my peers have seen in other parts of the world what life can be, and, how poorly we have done in so many ways. My friends have not had the money, the "breeding", or the will to live outside of their 40 years of working at various jobs and raising their familities.
But, I will tell you this: when they were in their 20s, 30s, and, 40s, they dreamed too.
**IPAs from the US.