Illustration of Denver, Colorado -
Bottom left- Growing economy, ethic diversity, increasing light rail metro system, major sports, brews the most beer in USA, bicycling, parks and outdoors.
Top right - Mountains and foothills, city skyline, 300 days of sunshine.
Winning "How to give back." Contest entry:
With a 100 dollar visa card,
I’d compose inspirational cards
to kids in Children’s hospital, their smiles- I’d be sure to guard,
and rhyme like a modern-day Bard.
Along with their story, I’ll illustrate a picture, in all its glory.
I’ll print it all out on a card, I want them to remember - their fear is charred!
I’ll capture their dreams as an inspirational scribe,
before you know it, we’ll intensify and make air waves vibe.
All I need to know is their name, concerns, and likes.
I’ll rhyme a story even a toothless fish can bite!
I’ll let them know, in a bed, we all rest,
but by their bed, I’m writing for the best!
I’ll tell them, “we’re in this journey together and the whole world I told,
I didn’t think you’d mind, your courageous. And your fear - I sold!”
They’re resting their strength for the next quest,
until then, I’ll let them know, I’m fighting for them - even when my pencil is at rest!
Created a personal initiative from T.S. Eliot "Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough." I converted that into, "Become Possible", to become a possible writer, designer, and web developer and enable a career change - In a 1 year timetable.
I found out about Code for America for the first time and met the amazing 2014 Denver fellows