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The Most Famous Boulder Flatirons; an Iconic Boulder View and Signature Image

Top Ten Ways to Tell You’re a Boulderite on Hump Day:

1. You know it’s Wednesday when your morning jog includes more wildlife than people. Only in Boulder will a third of the morning animal spotting include protected species who have also made Boulder their home.

gray rhinoceros parent and offspring on fieldGray Rhinoceros Parent and Offspring   

2. You’ve seriously considered replacing your office chair with a yoga ball… or already have. Or you’re going to McGuckins to look for a new one to replace your previous one.

3. Your mid-week crisis is choosing between kombucha flavors.

Third Lunar Month, Blossom Viewing at Asuka Hill

4. You’ve been late to work because you had to respectfully wait for a deer family to cross the road. The deer were headed to the Boulder Theater to catch a Hot Tuna appearance. Because this is Boulder we ALL have front row seats! This is heaven with a great sound system.

5. Your idea of a “quick bite” involves a detailed analysis of farm-to-table options. The search includes Google, CHATgpt, and a consult with the iChing.

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6. On Wednesdays, your bike gets more TLC than your car. It also cost twice as much as your car!

black lamborghini aventador on road during daytime

7. You find more peace in a mid-week mountain hike than in  a weekend spa retreat. OR since it is an alternate week Wednesday, when the spa treatment takes the lead.

8. The words “It’s just a small hill” fill you with excitement, not dread. Even though the “small hill” is a 3000 foot, 900 meters above you.

9. You’ve accidentally attended a meditation class thinking it was a networking event. Happily the content is the same!

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10.  You consider a visit to Pearl Street as a legitimate form of exercise. I am hesitant to include something this obvious. Of COURSE walking the Pearl Street Mall is exercise! Anaerobic if you’re shopping, aerobic if you’re just walking. Along the way you can get some of the latest and greatest in workout clothing, sneakers, books on exercise, trainers, and whatever else you might want to enhance the already glorious walk.


  • Senior Counsel Emeritus to the Boulder Law firm Dolan + Zimmerman LLP : (720)-610-0951
  • Former Judge
  • Photographer of the Year, AboutBoulder 2023
  • First Chair and Originator of the Colorado Bar Association’s Cannabis Law Committee, a National first.
  • Previous Chair, Boulder Criminal Defense Bar (8 years)
  • Twice chair Executive Counsel, Colorado Bar Association Criminal Law Section
  • NORML Distinguished Counsel Circle
  • Life Member, NORML Legal Committee
  • Life Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Board Member Emeritus, Colorado NORML
  • Chair, Colorado NORML, 7 years including during the successful effort to legalize recreational pot in Colorado
  • Media work, including episodes of Fox’s Power of Attorney, well in excess of many hundreds media interviews, appearances, articles, and podcasts, including co-hosting Time For Hemp for two years.
  • Board member, Author, and Editor for Criminal Law Articles for the Colorado Lawyer, primary publication of the Colorado Bar Assoc. 7 Years, in addition to having 2 Colorado Lawyer cover photos, and numerous articles for the Colorado Lawyer monthly publication.
  • LEAP Speaker, multi-published author, University lectures Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, Denver University Law School, Univ. of New Mexico, Las Vegas NM, and many other schools at all levels.