Franklin D. Ohlin
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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Freedom from Fear

You’re driving down the city's main thoroughfare, traffic is light, so you accelerate a bit; in seconds a police car appears in your rear view mirror.  Immediately your pulse quickens; your heart is pounding.  Approaching a red light you decide to make a change in your morning routine and enter the right turn lane.  By now your palms are beginning to sweat and your breathing becomes irregular. The police car has also flashed the right turn signal and entered the right turn lane.  Your mind…See More
Jan 15, 2013
Franklin D. Ohlin added a discussion to the group Northwest
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Is Nothing Sacred ?

    Sacrilege defined, is” the intentional desecration or disrespectful treatment of a person, place, thing, or idea held sacred”. The theft on the evening of March fifth of a near life size statue of St. Francis of Assisi, from the grounds of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, by a person or persons unknown, would seem to fit that definition aptly. The honored saint’s metal image had graced the court yard at the edge of a flowing fountain for decades before it became the center piece of…See More
Mar 7, 2011
Franklin D. Ohlin added a discussion to the group Old Colorado City
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Is Nothing Sacred ?

    Sacrilege defined, is” the intentional desecration or disrespectful treatment of a person, place, thing, or idea held sacred”. The theft on the evening of March fifth of a near life size statue of St. Francis of Assisi, from the grounds of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, by a person or persons unknown, would seem to fit that definition aptly. The honored saint’s metal image had graced the court yard at the edge of a flowing fountain for decades before it became the center piece of…See More
Mar 7, 2011
Franklin D. Ohlin added a discussion to the group Cheyenne Mountain
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Is Nothing Sacred ?

    Sacrilege defined, is” the intentional desecration or disrespectful treatment of a person, place, thing, or idea held sacred”. The theft on the evening of March fifth of a near life size statue of St. Francis of Assisi, from the grounds of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, by a person or persons unknown, would seem to fit that definition aptly. The honored saint’s metal image had graced the court yard at the edge of a flowing fountain for decades before it became the center piece of…See More
Mar 7, 2011
Franklin D. Ohlin added a discussion to the group Central
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Is Nothing Sacred ?

     Sacrilege defined, is” the intentional desecration or disrespectful treatment of a person, place, thing, or idea held sacred”. The theft on the evening of March fifth of a near life size statue of St. Francis of Assisi, from the grounds of Grace and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, by a person or persons unknown, would seem to fit that definition aptly. The honored saint’s metal image had graced the court yard at the edge of a flowing fountain for decades before it became the center piece of…See More
Mar 7, 2011
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12-08-2009 "Obamaville" Where are they now ?

"Are any people living down there now, Frank? Hope life is better for all those folks now. Looks like we had a little snow at that time last year. Little different this week..."
Dec 8, 2010
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12-08-2009 "Obamaville" Where are they now ?

I took this photo of Homeless living along Fountain Creek and Rt. 24 on this date a year ago.
Dec 8, 2010
Franklin D. Ohlin added a discussion to the group Central
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Searching for Super Man

Having had nothing to do with local politics since being embedded as a political operative in the failed congressional race of Lionel Rivera and his subsequent re-election as mayorin 2007, I'm considering getting involved in the upcoming race for city hall , just for the fun of it. Whether or not a member of city council will join the candidates who have already entered the fray, this cycles contest will be unlike any other, as the stakes have risen enormously.  In fact cities around the state…See More
Nov 17, 2010
Franklin D. Ohlin replied to Franklin D. Ohlin's discussion 'Tejon Street Massacre' in the group Central
"Carly; Thank you for the reply and your concern. No one has stepped forward to claim responsibility, though the financial loss may make them consider using two trailers in the future. fdo"
Jul 6, 2010
carly webb replied to Franklin D. Ohlin's discussion 'Tejon Street Massacre' in the group Central
"wow that really is so terrible! surely there must be something that can be done to make sure that doesn't happen again, right? i mean most of us eat meat so somewhere in the recesses of our minds we know that cows die, but its terrible that it…"
Jul 6, 2010
Franklin D. Ohlin replied to Franklin D. Ohlin's discussion 'Tejon Street Massacre' in the group Central
"Travis; The calf I observed was at the end of the trailer and was being trampled over by the other cattle as they fell out. When it was all said and done, the thing did not stir. No attempt was made to help it. The door was closed. End of story."
Jul 2, 2010
Celeste Perkins replied to Franklin D. Ohlin's discussion 'Tejon Street Massacre' in the group Central
"Please tell me that someone called the authorities! This is a crime!"
Jul 2, 2010
Bob Stephens replied to Franklin D. Ohlin's discussion 'Tejon Street Massacre' in the group Central
"I read this a second time and it sounded even worse. An eye-opener, Franklin, and hopefully for those that can make a difference. Or is that the norm?"
Jul 2, 2010
Bob Stephens replied to Franklin D. Ohlin's discussion 'Tejon Street Massacre' in the group Central
"Wow. A sad sight, and an unfortunate outcome. Seems that something more should come of this."
Jul 2, 2010
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Tejon Street Massacre

At 8:45 this morning I witnessed a tragedy that should never have occurred.While enjoying coffee and a muffin, outside Wooglins Deli on N. Tejon,  now sitting queasily in my stomach  I witnessed what must have been the poorest excuse for cowboys and cowgirls in Colorado, unload a cargo of long horned cattle and calves for use in this weekends extravaganza..Severely over crowded in what appeared to be a thirty foot long livestock hauler, were  more of these poor beasts than it was clearly…See More
Jul 2, 2010
Travis Duncan commented on Franklin D. Ohlin's blog post 'Man Made Drought Ends'
"Great story, Frank! This story will be in tomorrow's Fountain Valley print edition. Your Father's Day story will be in the Westside edition. Great stuff!"
Jun 22, 2010

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Freedom from Fear

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 6:00am 0 Comments

You’re driving down the city's main thoroughfare, traffic is light, so you accelerate a bit; in seconds a police car appears in your rear view mirror.  Immediately your pulse quickens; your heart is pounding.  Approaching a red light you…

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Faded Fad. The End of Citizen Journalism?

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

No matter which way you attempt to interpret the statistics,  the number of blogs regularly posted to Fresh-Ink, et al. has begun to fade.  What began as the brave new world of Citizen Journalism seems to have been replaced with…

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Father's Day: Peak Performance

Posted on June 21, 2010 at 12:30pm 1 Comment





On Sunday, Father’s Day, my daughter, Becky, and I went on an adventure we had long hoped to. She and I set out to climb Pikes Peak, in a 1948 Willys jeep. From the Springs

the vertical climb is around 8,000 ft. to an altitude of 14,110 ft. We would drive the 19 mile Pikes Peak Highway. We took my dog Sade along for the ride. It was not without incident.…





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Man Made Drought Ends

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 9:11pm 1 Comment

Like a stressed foreign aid mission showing up long after the disaster has struck, municipal workers descended on a small patch of city property at the corner of Cascade and Monument this morning to restore the flow of water to severely parched and dry sod, plant life and trees that inhabit the place.



If I were to judge by appearance what the chances of survival were at this late date, I would be less than sanguine over the odds of success. The workmen, undaunted, behaved like first… Continue

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At 5:00pm on June 7, 2010, Katy Booth said…
Just wanted to give you a heads-up that your article will be in the June 9 Fountain Valley print edition! Thanks for posting!
 
 
 

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