Thursday, October 21, 2010

I’m impressed…

I have to say how impressed I am with the great television spot my friend and colleague, Kirk Montgomery, has put together to let kids and teens know that “it gets better.”

No matter who you are, I suspect you’ve been teased or bullied. It happened to me because my family couldn’t afford the name brand Starter jacket my friends owned. It happened to me because my mom couldn’t buy me the new pair of Air Jordan shoes others had.

For some… it goes much deeper and is much more painful.

I challenge people to stand up to others. When you hear people laughing at an overweight person in the grocery line who is having trouble with his or her cart, allow the rude shoppers to see you help the person in need. When you watch kids making fun of other kids, talk to your own children about the way you hope they act.

It’s up to all of “us” to show all of “them” how to act compassionately.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I remember this day…

Three years ago my car was humming along the interstate as I headed into Denver to start my new job at 9NEWS. (You all know this is the place journalists dream of working… but that’s not the point.)

No sooner had I arrived here than it started to snow. What a welcome to Denver.

Looking at the weather today, it’s hard to believe it ever snowed this time of year. Doesn’t this picture look like (except for the leaves) it could have been taken July 20, not Oct. 20?

Looking south there’s not a cloud in the sky. I love the weather, but can’t wait for ski season either.

I guess the sun and warm weather are nice three year anniversary presents.