In A Word


By Dick Pergler

Achieving is easier accomplished when performed in a friendly, sociable and harmonious atmosphere in short, in a state of comity.

Or, as some might say, You capture more insects with honey than you do with vinegar.

Comity is a friend, a friend that smooths the way to successful outcomes.

This could apply to Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper, who has succeeded in both the private and public sectors.

Currently Governor of Colorado, he was mayor of Denver from 2003 to 2011.

When people pull together, when they cooperate, as I have seen them do, the results are extremely beneficial to the participants and to all concerned,” Governor Hickenlooper asserted.

In 2006, Denver was one of the first major U.S. cities to legalize the medical use of marijuana. Comity helped.

Front Range comity must compete with an unruly animal kingdom and an occasionally tempestuous Mother Nature. Here, comity is challenged.

It remains for humans who inhabit or just visit the Front Range to maintain a high degree of comity in order to protect, preserve and nurture the life and attributes found there.

Many issues that arise on the Front Range elicit strong reactions and are enmeshed in local, state and federal jurisdictions. A state of comity eases the way to solid, substantive and correct adjudication.

In the past quarter of a century or so, an energized group of entrepreneurs has built a spate of microbreweries in the Denver area. As you would expect, comity comes naturally to this convivial and effervescent group. Properly ingested, their output can take comity to a higher level.

Comity. Handy in all seasons.

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