Alongside Christmas and the New Year holidays, my family has long celebrated the Winter Solstice. The Solstice marks the period of time in the winter when the sun makes its long turn on the horizon back toward the middle of the sky and brings increasing daylight with it.
My first job out of college was working for Salud Family Health Centers as an Americorps volunteer. Back then, a novel approach to providing community health education was just making inroads in Commerce City, where I was based.
Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know venerable leader Reverend Bill Calhoun. Reverend Calhoun has a long history of serving Denver, including leading critical conversations about health care in communities around the city.
As part of our 15 year celebration, we decided it was time to again make a concerted effort and travel to the far reaches of our great state to meet with health care leaders and community members.
I have a bum shoulder. The accident happened over 10 years ago now. I was snowboarding. I was young. I thought I was invincible.