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Mike's cartoon of the capital building being bulldozed (May 19) because of ballot measures is appropriate. We the citizens of Colorado and The Nation as a whole are fed up with our ineffective, … more
I've been giving a lot of thought lately to the idea of resources - who has them, who needs them, which ones matter. Some of that consideration is, of course, professional. The Jeffco school district … more
Conventional wisdom holds that it takes 21 days to form a habit, whether it’s going to the gym, changing your bedtime routine or finding five minutes a day to meditate. If we practice new behavior for 21 days, it becomes habitual … something … more
Dear Neil: I live in a community where there are five men for every woman. Yet when a close friend of mine and myself open ourselves to a possible relationship with one of these men, things go wrong. … more
I'd like to tell you about a young man, who is a family friend, named Kyle. Kyle barely made it through high school - he never showed much aptitude for science or math, nor did he seem to … more
The library is a great place to take grandchildren when providing childcare. The visits are easy, inexpensive, and offer a fresh supply of books for the home stack. They provide an opportunity for adults and children to meet others with similar … more
My dad used to tell me the one constant you can count on in life is change. Boy, isn’t that the truth around Jefferson County schools? The new school board has been in place now for about six months, and recently board members have shown their … more
I had the occasion last weekend to speak with the man who gave me my first job out of college. I’d graduated a semester early, in December, and had returned to live with my parents in my hometown of Monte Vista. I was born there, grew up there … more
When you only look at the final scores from any sporting event, whether it’s baseball, basketball, hockey, football, golf, tennis, swimming or any other event, it’s sometimes hard to tell what happened during the game or competition where the … more
I was reading an article about distracted driving when the phone rang. Tattered Cover was calling. The caller said that someone wanted a personalized copy of my book. Just as she was telling me the buyer’s name, Smitty barked because there … more
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