Sunday, January 29, 2017

Church wars.

This afternoon saw The Christians with my brother Randy at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Church that grew splits when pastor and his protege have a falling out about doctrine and faith and finances. I'm glad to have seen it, motivates me to try to write about the same subject.

Lucas Hnath's "The Christians" 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Startup Show

Live each Friday, noon or by recording. Today on 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Startup Show: Hyper-Local Marketing

Startup Show: Start of new Trump Administration. SBA?

What do you think?

Watch the Startup Show Noon Mountain Time each Friday.

We talk about startup each Friday. To be a guest on the show Tweet your 140-character startup story @IDEACafe then call to schedule a date. Call (303)861-1447 but only after you Tweet.

If you are a new listener check back here at noon each Friday for a link to the show via the Internet.

Life is too short for any of us to learn from just our own experience! Mark your calendar now for each Friday noon, I'll see you back here today or next Friday!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Today's National Western Stock Show Schedule:

Monday, January 16, 2017

7:00 AM    USEF Hunter / Jumper Show 
7:30 AM    Collegiate Meats Judging Awards Breakfast NW Club
8:00 AM    National ROE Charolais Show 
8:00 AM    Simmental Pen of Heifers Show 
9:00 AM    Chianina Junior Show 
10:00 AM  Farmyard Follies 
11:00 AM  Farmyard Follies 
11:00 AM  National Shorthorn Female Show / National Shorthorn Bull Show 
11:30 AM  Salers Sale Cattle Display 
12:00 PM  High Country Wood Carving Demonstrations 
12:30 PM  Xtreme Dogs Pat & Chat 
1:00 PM    42nd National Salers Sale 
1:00 PM    American Galloway Show 
1:00 PM    (T) Pro Rodeo 
1:00 PM    Simmental Sale 
2:30 PM    Stick Horse Grand Prix presented by Children's Hospital Colorado 
3:00 PM    (T) Xtreme Dogs presented by PetSmart 
3:00 PM    High Country Wood Carving Demonstrations 
4:30 PM    Pedal Tractor Race 
6:00 PM    (T) MLK Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo
6:00 PM    Show-Rite Hog Clinic 
7:00 PM    (T) NWSS Grand Prix presented by Monarch Casino 

8:00 AM    NRCHA Reined Cow Horse Show 
8:00 AM    Simmental Jr. Breeding Heifer Show / Simmental Bull Show 
9:00 AM    Pro Rodeo Slack
9:00 AM    Salers Jr. Breeding Heifer/ 42nd National Salers Open Show 
9:00 AM    Sure Champ Hospitality Booth - Wool Display 
10:00 AM  Farmyard Follies 
10:30 AM  Fabulous Farm Animals 
11:00 AM  Farmyard Follies 
11:00 AM  Piedmontese Show 
11:30 AM  Fabulous Farm Animals
11:30 PM  Exceptional Rodeo 
12:30 PM  Sheep Shearing 
2:00 PM    Xtreme Dogs Pat & Chat 
4:00 PM    Junior Market Swine Showmanship 
4:00 PM    Pedal Tractor Race 
6:00 PM    Mutton Bustin' presented by Frontier Airlines 
6:30 PM    (T) Xtreme Dogs presented by PetSmart 
7:00 PM    (T) Pro Rodeo - Military Night presented by RE/MAX

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Socrates Cafe each Tuesday.

Denver Socrates Cafe each Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. free and open to everyone. We meet at Trinity Church, right across Broadway from the Brown Palace Hotel. Please forward this along to anyone you know who might be interested in joining us, ok? Questions? Call (303)861-1447  More info and optional rsvp (most don't) at 

Also find information about other Socrates Cafe type meetings in Colorado. Meeting at University of Denver Saturdays. If you'd like your meeting listed join the meetup, then send us a meetup message.

Ancestry DNA Test Results Back: Cousin Christopher & Me.

Just got DNA test from Ancestry, pretty sure this is the right order of ancestors:

Monday, January 09, 2017

Free meetings in Denver I attend that you might find helpful:

Like Neighborhood Watch, a diverse group of neighbors meeting together for a specific purpose. For more see

Enjoy a good discussion on topics that really make a difference, not current events but the underlying principles? Join us for Socrates Cafe

For more watch or listen to the Startup Show each Friday at noon, see or call me, John Wren, at (303)861-1447. This life is short, let's start now!

Friday, January 06, 2017

Start or Join a Neighborhood Club.

Like Neighborhood Watch, a diverse group of neighbors meeting together for a specific purpose. For more see, watch or listen to the Startup Show each Friday at noon, see or call me, John Wren, at (303)861-1447. This life is short, let's start now!

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Free this morning (Mon 1/3), 9 a.m., free and recommended.

My friend Marty Dickinson asked me to invite you to this. I'm going to do it myself, and I'm recommending everyone who is interested in starting or joining a Caucus Club do it too. Here's Marty's invitation:


Last September I started an experiment by having a web-based live meeting to practice our online presentation skills.

The improvements I've seen by participants has been nothing short of miraculous! 

Consider attending one of our meetings every Tuesday morning from 9-10 a.m. and invite anyone you feel should get working on their live video presentation skills. Live video, as you know, will continue to be a hot topic in 2017...and just about everyone needs improvement and practice in presenting themselves online.

Each participant gets to practice presenting his or her business to the small group online.  There is no membership or even an opt-in required to be a part of my Tuesday meeting. 

Just go to my page and click the link to enter the room just before start time.  


Also this week:

Socrates Cafes tonight, Friday evening and Saturday evening, more on

Watch the Startup Show Friday at noon, then meet the guests on the show that afternoon at the IDEA Cafe Startup Workshop, see

You don't have to be Catholic or Christian to start a Catholic Caucus Club in your neighborhood. Neighbors gather who are R or D or U to use hyper-local communications and  adult self-directed learning to increase informed participation in our Colorado Caucus (see new article in Wikipedia.) 

Can't wait for the meeting? Call me now! To be a guest on the Startup Show first Tweet you 140-character startup story to @IDEACafe. Call me at (303)861-1447 (best place to leave a message for me) or if it is urgent call my cell (720)495-4949

This life is very short, let's get started! 

John Wren
Founder and President
Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc
(303)861-1447  Tweet @IDEACafe