Daria Welch Wilber 
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Re: “To Moscow, with care

Tragic. It is amazing how many "God fearing people" shun those less fortunate and those in real need. Colorado Springs is one of the meanest places I have ever known...And I grew up in Washington, DC.

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Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 11/17/2014 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Against a downtown city stadium? Sign here

A stadium downtown? Bah! I will sign the petition against a stadium downtown.

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Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 10/11/2014 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Back on the bus

This is the best transit news I've heard in years! Thanks for covering the story J. Adrian Stanley! I can't wait!

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Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 10/08/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Discussion-inducing turbine project OKd by county

At the risk of sounding contentious, the wind farm is not located in a "fairly populated area" by anyone's standards. What strikes me as odd is the fact that Mountain View Electric Association, (an electric co-op which serves eastern El Paso county), and its members will not gain from the wind farm being situated within MVEA "territory".

I have spent a good deal of time in areas abroad where wind farms are common and I have never been disturbed by a wind turbine or many wind turbines. They are a sound and reasonable source of energy.

It seems that folks in the U.S .are not willing to embrace any kind of energy development be it petroleum, wind, solar or hydro. There is always an issue. There is always some who says, "Not in my back yard".

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Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 12/30/2013 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Bingo Burger expands into Colorado Springs

Sean, people follow Olympic Athletes in the high profile, money sports, skiing, snowboarding, skating, gymnastics, etc. People do not follow Olympic Athletes in the less glamorous sports like shooting, archery, wrestling, boxing, fencing, etc. If you think that Colorado Springs can become a mecca by following an expanded "Olympic Path" you, and many others, are seriously mistaken.

And indeed, champions are made...those training for a spot on any US team work their asses off day in and day out. Don't confuse the athletes' tenacity and determination with a pie in the sky idea cooked by a city who can't run a decent bus system or keep the street medians tidy.

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Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 12/27/2013 at 7:37 AM

Re: “Mark Wong's wall of mugs

George, maybe in your world, "Capitalism & its mistress techno-science waves a wand over nouns and transmogrifies them into verbs", but not in mine. No matter, schlock is not a verb, even after you've waved your wand over it and attempted to transmogrify it.

Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 12/23/2013 at 7:24 AM

Re: “Really, do 'some art institutions deserve to fail'?

Jesus,

I had to re-read your comment several times to make sure I was not in an art history nightmare.

Greenberg has been dead for years, and yes, his opinion drags on in some art-speak but I don't think most people ever think about embracing "media-specific formalist art theory", whether they belong to a museum or not.

I'm also not sure that Mad Men & Breaking Bad have impacted the western world more than Rothko or Goldsworthy. "An open embrace of that media would compromise the legitimacy of "fine art" institutions". Which media? Television? Advertising art? Sculpture? Photography? I'm confused.

Define fine art. Is it truly your opinion that "No "fine art", avant-garde or otherwise, holds any relevance to contemporary audiences"? This is a statement which might be uttered in an "academic" discussion of fine art, but it's so broad that it must seem incomprehensible to most people.

What is the "aura of fine art" and what specifically is , "snake oil" vis a vis the arts or what you have designated as "fine art"? What one likes or dislikes about a specific work or body of works boils down to personal taste. An institution's choice to show specific works doesn't address the taste of an individual viewer.

The shoes you are selling simply don't fit all feet. Museums and galleries all over the world will attest to it.

Posted by Daria Welch Wilber on 11/25/2013 at 10:36 AM

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