As you may have noticed, I have not been as productive when it comes to writing in the past few weeks. Between end of year wrap ups, studying for a tech certification, and riding my bike in my free time, writing has been unfortunately pushed to the side. Fret not! Once I get back from my mini -vacation on the 26th of December, writing will be at the forefront of my attention once again. In the meantime, check out my latest post for DenverUrbanism and be on the lookout for a 2018 retrospective from Gradwithatat before I leave to visit California.
We will be sending out our first newsletter in the next couple of days. In it, I will be showcasing pieces that have been published since Thanksgiving, including a new chapter in the Polybius Diagnosis, a personal essay, and a DenverUrbanism article about the notorious S. Monaco bike lane. Subscribe here for these updates and more over the next few months.
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving with friends and/or family. I certainly did, and had a TON of wonderful vegetarian treats.
Now, I have a few items in the works, including a new DenverUrbanism article coming out within the next week or so, a bunch of shorter narrative essays I have written, and the beginnings of a new serial series, The Polybius Diagnosis, that will launch midweek.
I also have created a newsletter that regular readers can subscribe to to get updates on various writing projects. I promise not to spam your inbox… I hate when companies do it to me. Newsletters will be sent out twice a month, and contain the “highlights” of my writing work!
Have a good week, and hope you can get through the rest of your leftovers!
*featured photo is myself with Hazel, my relatives family dog, in Georgia*
Just a quick heads up: I am taking a quick break from writing for the next 4-5 days due to the fact that its Thanksgiving week and I am going to be with relatives/cooking like mad! Additionally, as the holidays approach, I will be writing a lot less given all of the other activities I will be involved in. Fear not though, dear reader! I have a significant amount of content planned for the New Year, including a serial to replace The Legend Ride and other great writing in mind. Hope you have a great holiday season!
-Loren M. Hansen
*Featured Photo is an picture of myself and my siblings taken from Christmas of 2015*
Hope you are having a good Evening Colorado and a safe warm commute home.
I will be starting the process of doing commissions for publications throughout the Denver Metro/Front Range/Colorado shortly!
Given that this website acts as my portfolio, feel free to explore it to your hearts content! If you are interested in having me write for you, please contact me here or email me at lmonroehansen(no spaces)@ gmail.com.
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*Featured image is post author Loren Hansen riding his bike*
We are a little over 12 hours away from the closing of polls in Denver, and its time to vote! There are a lot of issues related to transit, mental health, and other important municipal issues that need to be voted on. Denverite, a digital publication that mostly covers Denver related issues, has both a state and local guide that I found informational. In general, I am in favor of anything that improves urban infrastructure and multi-modal forms of transportation, but have chosen not to make my endorsements statewide public (Local endorsements are here) outside of encouraging everyone to vote for candidates dedicated to urban and alternative infrastructure issues statewide.
Be sure to turn in your ballot by 7 PM on Tuesday.
Featured image is a post 2018 Colorado Primary picture of me voting. I forgot to grab a sticker and printed out a piece of paper.
Last night around 8:15, I returned with a severely oversized suitcase filled with souvenirs from Atlanta and Athens to Denver! I am safely at home right now, and in full recovery mode until I go back to my “day job” on the 31st (yes, Halloween day).
I got a TON of pictures on my trip, including of new bike infrastructure that has emerged in Athens, things related to MARTA I thought were cool, my breakfast at Waffle House, and everything in between. Will start writing regularly again/responding to emails tomorrow once my sleep schedule is relatively normal/I finish my end of the month errands,
Featured image is of the arch at UGA, taken by Loren yesterday.
Just a heads up to everyone. I will be taking a vacation to Georgia from the 25th (Today) to the 30th of October. Given that I will not consistently have access to a computer during this time, I may be answering my email/responding to questions at a slower rate than usual, so please be patient if you need to get ahold of me.
On a related note, for this Throwback Thursday, here is a picture of me shortly after I graduated from University of Georgia! Have a good weekend!