Nothing like hanging out with a bunch of smart people who are passionate about what they do. I always enjoy shooting Aerospace Day for the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. And it’s tough to beat the Colorado State Capital for a backdrop.
Shooting events like this is always heartening for me. As much as I am concerned by the polarization of our political discourse, I am always struck by the intelligence and compassion of most of the politicians I interact with at these events. I mostly see smart, dedicated people who could be making more money in the private sector but choose to serve. I know it’s an American pastime to bitch about politicians, and I know our system has it’s flaws, but cliched complaining just seems like a lazy response in a democracy.