Here’s a Google Fusion map showing Colorado’s 35 Senate districts and the population they’re over or under the requirement for 2011 redrawing of legislative districts. You can see the interactive version by scrolling down on this page.
In the People’s Republic of Boulder… tho i had a wonderful time visiting friends in Tallahassee and Orlando and meeting new folks at the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference.
There are several things i want to try out after attending IRE. i’ve already downloaded and started using TimeFlow, a great timeline tool (Sarah Cohen has more info here) tho not for publication. At some point, i’d like to try out ProPublica’s TimeLineSetter, tho i’ll probably use Dipity first, because it’ll be easier for me.
Also excited about Google Fusion, which i hope to do a few little mapping things on soon. Matt Stiles and Kathryn Hurley did a great session on that, with some of the info at this site. And the session on audio by Daniel Zwerdling and Joe Shapiro from NPR was super-useful, really great (i’d heard all the stories they played).
Really missed getting to see and learn from Michelle Minkoff, tho. You’d have helped with the gender balance, tho it needs a lot more help. Thinking of you and wishing you well.
Today, i’m remembering my friend Chris, gone in an instant 10 years ago today after a lightning strike on a Florida beach. We had great times working together and i still wonder what he’d think of what goes on in Boulder and the world of journalism these days.
Thinking of Chris reminds me also of my friend Catherine, taken by a lighting strike in 1995 on Mount Princeton.
And, every day my thoughts go out to my friends Paula and Chris. The title of this post is the message of their Christmas card in December, which arrived just days before their sweet, precious Wyatt succumbed to spinal muscular atrophy at just 5 months.
I hold their message to cherish every day in my heart each and every day, but especially today as i remember Chris, Catherine and now Wyatt.