As Colorado Burns and Another Hotly Contested Issue

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I landed here in Colorado on Thursday for a short visit with some old friends. I must say this place is on fire!  Forget the arid 100+ degree heat.  The flames outside of Fort Collins and Colorado Springs have ravaged surrounding landscapes, taking entire planned urban developments (PUDs) – including homes, cars, and several lives with them. Certainly, the loss of life, property, and hope is unfortunate and tragic, but not to be unexpected given the density of these communities and the aggregation of property there.

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With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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