Boulder and the Beautiful: The dreams you plant

November, 07 2016

The first thing John Atencio asks me is, "Do you believe in dreams?"

No small talk. No predictable conversation starter. Just straight to the soul. Do you believe?

"Um, yes," I fumble. I do. Very much. But I feel vulnerable admitting it to a stranger. And maybe a little silly.

"Do you have a child?"

Wasn't I supposed to be the one conducting this interview? I tell him about Bettie Anne, first-grader.

"When I was your daughter's age, my

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