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Fear started building up. Our summer vacation was to start in four days. My thoughts ran rampant — I worried my husband and I wouldn’t make it to our plane on time, or miss our connection in Toronto on our way to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Maybe the … more
Join me as I sit down each week for a cup of Joe with somebody who helps shape Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster. This week, I sat down with Westminster’s Lisa Steven, the Hope House co-founder who has helped empower more than 600 metro area teen moms and their kids in the 13 years since launching the nonprofit in 2003. more
Until my dad’s last days, at age 88, he’d pick up a paint brush and paint. He was no Picasso or Monet, but he was never about final product. He said art connected him to nature in an intimate way. He learned to slow down and observe the world … more
Although I write every year to commemorate Eva Levine’s birthday on July 6, this year has even more significance for me, because our nation’s birthday — and the principles upon which it was founded — stand out in sharp relief against the … more
In a galaxy not so far away, 110 self-proclaimed anime fans, nerds, cosplayers and sci-fi fanatics gathered together under a common objective: Love. In this episode of Sci-Fi Speed Dating, I, … more
I didn’t know what to expect. The last time I saw Bob Dylan perform it was years ago at McNichols Arena in Denver, when he performed with Paul Simon. Dylan sang his own songs and sounded like himself, the self many of us remember going back to the … more
Being a nerd in Denver was a little more fun last weekend. Walking through the packed convention center of the annual Comic Con, seeing people dressed as their favorite characters, eagerly searching through boxes of comic books and pouring over … more
A few weeks ago, Brian Oxman from Publishers Clearinghouse called to tell me that I had won a $2.5 million third-place prize. Would I be at my Colorado Springs residence to receive my check? Hmmm … I haven’t lived in Colorado Springs for more … more
The first 10 days of May were difficult: Each day seemed more increasingly arduous for her. Then came that quiet morning when she passed. After a long life, aging and declining health took control, and I surrendered my closest outdoors … more
Clad in a turquoise jacket and bicycle pants and wearing a helmet, 90-year-old Gerald Hadduck can be seen riding on the trails adjacent to the 27-acre campus of Covenant Village of Colorado. On average, he rides 10-12 miles per day during the warm … more
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