Thursday, June 04, 2009

On this date 20 years ago, the Chinese dream of becoming a modern society and choosing their own leaders was crushed.

Friends who have traveled to China recently told me this image or any reference to the uprising can't be found on the Internet there.

Good article in the Wall Street Journal today by their reporter who was there back in 1989 covering the story.
Join us for lunch today? Franklin Circle (click here for info) free information session today, Thursday, June 4, noon to 1:30 p.m., Perkins, 1995 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver. RSVP via return email or just be there, no RSVP required.

Tomorrow, Friday, June 5, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., 1st Franklin Circle Denver Open Group (click to RSVP) meeting. Panera Bread, 13th & Grant, Denver. $20. Help to start a free Franklin Circle with your friends and/or to join the new Franklin Circle for Franklin Circle leaders of tuition based groups on various topics that is now forming.

Blueprint for Hope (click here for flier) Wednesday, June 17. Wednesday, June 17, from 7:00—8:30 PM, Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St, Denver. Free and open to the public, refreshments will be served. Free parking is available at the Qwest Garage across the street from the hotel (entrance on Stout Street) for the first 75 attendees. RSVP by emailing

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

There is a free 4 hour seminar for writers at the new Arapahoe
Library on Parker Rd. and Florida, June 7th from 1 to 5 p.m.
See its announcement and details at

This is a must for anyone wanting to WRITE and get A
BOOK PUBLISHED, and it's FREE! Presented by an author of over
30 published books by over half a dozen publishers and a
publisher of over 180 books! Hope to see you there!
"Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private."

Allen Ginsberg, born on this date in Newark, New Jersey (1926). His poem "Howl" turned America into the 1960s overnight. It begins:

"I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…"

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Special Denver Startup Forum Small Business Bailout Meeting Thursday, June 11: DSF is supporting HP here in Denver, who is putting on a workshop and free lunch, focused on the bailout and small business, money that’s available for your shovel ready projects. RSVP at

New taste of Franklin Circles: I’ve started something new, the Franklin Circle Denver Open Group. We’ll use a modified Franklin Circle format for a meeting each Friday after the Denver IDEA Cafe. Cost is $20, you’ll get enough information at each meeting to start your own Franklin Circle or to know if you might like to join one of the tuition-based groups that are now starting on various topics here in Denver. Join us any Friday starting this week, June 5. More info and RSVP by clicking the icon to the left.

New Franklin Circle for Franklin Circle leaders: We’ll have our first meeting Thursday, June 18. The cost is $350/month, which includes help organizing a group focused on the topic of your choice. If you know you want to be in this group, or if you just want more information about it, contact me at or (303)861-1447.