Met with Pete Spagnuolo who helped establish the Respect Life Committee at St. John the Evangelist Church in Loveland, Colorado. He moved here from Florida several years ago and has been an absolute dynamo. Through his efforts, his Pro-life group now has 22 members. They regularly pray and protest in front of the abortion clinic in nearby Ft. Collins. They have brought in pro-life speakers, including author Jane Brennan (book: Motherhood Interrupted) who was a drug addict, a prostitute and had had three abortions — “…before she had this incredible conversion experience,” said Spagnuolo. He said he is also a member of the Knights of Columbus that, in Coloardo, is raising $54,000 for a sonogram machine for a crisis pregnancy center in Aurora, Colorado. He said that last year, Aurora had 450 teen pregnancies, which placed them 13th in the nation in that category. Note: Sapgnuolo’s wife Virginia is the director of the Gabriel Project in Loveland. This is a non-profit that provides counseling, food, baby clothes, maternity clothes… for women in crisis pregnancy. Virginia told me there are currently 58 people (they’re called “angels”) involved with the project. Note 2: This week I stumped at the Anthropology Coffee Shop in Loveland. While talking to a small group of people about environmental issues, one woman had a suggestion in regard to wind turbines. She said we are creating this big, free-standing wind turbine structures. Why not put smaller wind turbines on top of existing power poles, which are already connected to the grid. Her point was the free-standing wind turbines clutter the landscape and you have to burn fossil fuels to make all the metal for the bigger turbines… Another man said he voted for a third party candidate for president last time. He said prior to the election, his friends were saying those kind of candidates often have just, say, a three percent chance of winning. “If you had a three percent chance of getting out of prison (versus no chance at all), wouldn’t you take those odds,” he smiled.