What Would Jesus Do About the Menorah?

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Forum January 2007 Eric Fried I wasn’t going to discuss the magic nine-headed candelabra. I swore I wasn’t. But when I got a letter from my Aunt Marilyn (no, not THAT Marilyn) in Florida asking why Fort Collins was displaying a Christmas tree but no menorah, I knew I … [Read more…]

I’m Already Against the Next War

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Forum December 2006 Eric Fried First, a mea culpa. In cheerleading for SoPro last time, I inadvertently annexed a half mile up Lemay. Obviously, Poudre Valley Hospital has always been north of Prospect… Now, if you think THAT was a bit off, consider this: hopelessly stuck in the middle … [Read more…]

Top 10 Reasons I Love SoPro

Originally appeared in the Fort Collins Forum November 2006 Eric Fried I am a progressive who lives on the south side of town. To my liberal friends on the north side, I might as well be living in Tierra del Fuego. The very mention of the south side – the Republican end of town – … [Read more…]