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TRAVELOGUE-DENVER-STAR DATE 2011.0801: Deja Vu All Over Again

Sixty days ago I could have said that I had never been to Denver, not so now. Now I have been to Denver twice in as many months. I like the city feel of downtown. I was surprised to see the snow taller than Jeremy (6 foot) still on Mount Evan even in July. And I loved catching up with a cousin I have not seen in decades (Sunday Brunch), a friend I have not seen in years (Wednesday Dinner), and a colleague I have not seen since her son was 1 month old (Friday lunch). How excellent to catch up with everyone including a very well-mannered and intelligent three-year-old.

I’m back in Denver for a month long assignment. I’m settled comfortably at Embassy Suites once again. There is something about Hilton Hotels that makes me feel very much at home. It could be the previous employment in two Hilton Hotels, or a previous year’s stay at an Embassy Suites or something else. Whatever it is, HHC feels like home.

Previously seeing Colin Powell’s second biography on my bookshelf, one of my team members brought me his first biography to read. It has been on my list to read for awhile so I opened it on the flight out to Denver. I leave you with two quotes, words that could have been my own had I thought of them first:

“I sometimes feel as if I were half spectator and half participant in a play populated by character actors,” (p.14)

“Never be without a watch, a pencil and a notepad” (p. 36) 

*Powell, C. My American Journey. 1995. New York, Random House

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Dr. Sheila Embry is a govie, author, pracademician, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend who loves to read, write, think, and laugh. Many of her blog postings are summaries or excerpts of books that she read and wants to share to encourage others. An author with more than 25 years experience within the legislative and executive branches of the U. S. federal government holding 3 accredited degrees: Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Human Resources Development, and Baccalaureate of Business Administration, she believes in continuing learning both on and off the job. She has been recognized with multiple professional and writing awards for her peer-reviewed, publications. Click the bibliography page above for a listing of all the publications.

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