Paul and Sharolyn’s Wedding

We finally decided to get married. A celebration of our love will take place on July 1st, 2017. The date 7.1.17 – is a lucky palindrome. We hope to see as many of our friends as possible at the Red Rocks Chapel on this day. The ceremony starts at 12 noon. For good seating get there at 11:30. We invite everyone to spend a few days with us before and after the wedding. We have loosely organized the following events:

1) Goofy golf at the Evergreen Golf Course at 10 AM on Friday June 30th. This is a real 18 hole golf course up in the hills – a beautiful site. Relaxed and informal golfing. This is Paul’s ‘Batchelor Party’ men, women, and children are welcome.

2) Wedding Ceremony at Red Rocks Chapel (905 Bear Creek Avenue, Morrison, CO 80465) 11:30 AM

3) Reception at Paul and Sharolyn’s home at 215 Spring Street, Morrison, CO. 1 pm to whenever.

4) Sunday morning Bike Ride with Paul – 11 AM to 1 pm (We have several bikes to share if there is demand we can rent some in town). Easy ride to Dinosaur footprints and up and around the Red Rocks Amphitheater – Almost all of ride on bike trails or roads with very little automobile traffic. Or if you prefer – Sharolyn will lead a hike from the house up to Red Rocks Amphitheater and back.

5) Picnic at Morrison Park 3-7pm. Grillin’, Chillin’, Frisbee, Volleyball, and Fishing in the Creek.

For Music Fans – Two good concerts happening at Red Rocks near the date: Paul Simon on June 28 (limited tickets still available) and Pink Martini on July 7th. We will be attending both concerts.

We look forward to seeing you and celebrating the mystery of love with our friends.

Paul leaves his Love in South Australia

 

The first half of 2016 has been quite an adventure. I returned to Colorado for six weeks in January and February to spend time with Paris. I touched base with Dean Saitta, Becky Powell, Alex & Cherie Muleh, Sarah Robinson, Emily Skop and Family, Chris Elvidge, Ben Tuttle, and Amanda Weaver. I also decided to return to the University of Denver to spend more time with Paris. Which explains the title of this blog. I am Leaving Sharolyn behind in South Australia. Our love is strong – Sharolyn even bought me the coolest Russian Wedding ring. It does prevent strange women from throwing themselves at me. The future is uncertain. I may return to South Australia if things work out, or Sharolyn may join me in Denver. The election or non-election of Donald Trump may have a big influence on this. Right now we are both still feeling the Bern. I took Paris and his friends Jack and Luke to a Bernie Sanders rally in Denver. We both spent time in Canberra with Bob Costanza and Ida Kubiszewski for a Future Earth Australia event sponsored by the Australian Academy of Science. Sadly, lots of DEWNR and CSIRO scientists are losing their jobs. Sustainability science is not well supported here in Australia at this time. We have had four prime ministers in two years which is a record (Julia Guillard, Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbot, and Malcolm Turnbull). We spent a week in May at an ELD (Economics of Land Degradation) workshop that took place in Bangkok. This was the second of these events. Bangkok is a blade runner type city. Very cool. Great public transportation. Crazy traffic. 3-dimensional walkways, subways, trains, canals. Wild. Sharolyn and I have finally co-authored a paper with only the two of us as authors. It is in Press at Ecosystem Services: Holistic Valuation of urban ecosystem services a case study of New York City’s Central Park. I have been working with James Ward and others on a paper to put to bed this idea of ‘decoupling’. We’ll see how that goes. It has been rejected at Nature and PNAS. Sharolyn and I went on a dinner cruise on the mighty murray river in early May. Very fun. I have been riding my bike up ‘corkscrew’ almost once a week. We saw ‘A midsummer night’s dream’ with OZACT at Naracoorte caves. We also checked out the Naracoorte caves. Very cool skeleton collections there. Sharolyn for CRC for low carbon living in Melbourne that mostly about valuing green infrastructure.

 

Paul and Paris Feeling the Bern

Paul and Paris Feeling the Bern

 

Paul and Sharolyn with the Buddha in Bangkok

Paul and Sharolyn with the Buddha in Bangkok

 

Paul in Lime Green

Paul in Lime Green

Strange food at the mall in Thailand. Sticky Rice and Mango Good.

Strange food at the mall in Thailand. Sticky Rice and Mango Good.
Sharolyn in Bangkok

Sharolyn in Bangkok

Buddha trapped in strangler vine tree

Buddha trapped in strangler vine tree

Permaculture course at Panchabhuta

Permaculture course at Panchabhuta

Entrance to the Naracoorte Cave

Entrance to the Naracoorte Cave