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Barr Lake contains a deep history

The naturalist-minded resident, be they youth or adult, are fortunate to have a variety of natural venues in a short driving distance for virtually anywhere in the Metro Denver area. This column has … more

A tribute to Jean Ziglar and courtship after marriage

Whether we say that behind every great man is a great woman, or behind every great woman is a great man, or we agree that behind every great person is another great person or family, we can all agree … more

Our empathy demands outrage over abuses

Another week, another #MeToo. In fact, the events of last week generated another hashtag – #WhyIDidntReport – after a spectacularly uninformed tweet from Donald Trump questioned why one of Brett … more

Jeffco Public Schools seeking community support

At a special meeting of the Board of Education on 8.23.18, the Board took actions for the ballot in November. I’d like to take a moment to explain how Jeffco would use resources from a statewide … more

Why I’m voting against Amendment 73 and the Jeffco Mill Levy

Jeffco has had a student achievement problem for 30 years. On the 2018 CMAS, 61 percent of Jeffco seventh graders did not meet the state math standard. When they were in sixth grade, 59 percent … more

Club sports might be clubbing the love out of the game

I had an interesting online interaction the other day in regard to the World Cup. I know ... *another* soccer column. Anyway, there seems to be this narrative developing in certain circles that the … more

Without position players all we’re left with is grandstanding

I may have mentioned before that, as Robert DeNiro once said, baseball is one of my “enthusiasms.” So, of course, the last several weeks have been wonderfully entertaining for me, as our … more

Get a kick out of this football observation

It’s football season! I’m a fan … and this past weekend did not disappoint, with a thrilling win from the Broncos (I’m always a believer), and such a heroic performance from Aaron Rodgers of … more

Cultural emptiness feeds into recent tragedies

Third week of June: Four shot in the parking lot of a dentist office in Westminster following a traffic altercation. Second week of June: two celebrity suicides. Third week of May: mass shooting at … more

Owning a healthy self-image helps make solid connections

“Who is your best friend?” Suzanne, one of our community readers, posed this question to her 10-year-old grandson. As he thought about it, he listed about ten kids he would consider to be his … more

If coffee didn’t exist, it would be hard to swallow

"Coffee drinkers live longer.” Thank you, Joe DiMaggio. “People who drink two to three cups of coffee a day live longer than people who don’t” (U.S. News, July 3). A study shows that I will … more

Stand by your newspaper, because it stands by you

To anyone who follows the news, it would appear the industry itself is under attack. Whether claims of “fake news” leveled by the president or cuts to already lean newsrooms, newspapers and media … more

When we choose to win, that’s a good-news story

So how are you doing with the news these days? Maybe like some of my friends you just stopped watching or listening, thinking there is no place where you can go to find the truth. Nowhere to hide. As … more

Something rings true about conversation without phones

I had lunch with Mark, a good friend, someone I have known for 30 years, an important Colorado artist, and the wittiest man this side of New Smyrna. We met at a Littleton restaurant and reminisced … more

Summer’s end gets my head to spin

A variety of odd thoughts have been spinning around in my head this week, searching for a pattern, or some unifying idea across the board. I think that’s what happens as I realize that summer is … more

Jazz Age classic continues to be assigned of the times

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was first published 93 years ago today (as this is being written). Fitzgerald was only 29. He would live another 15 years after a short career in both … more

The most important step to success is step one

Have you ever had this incredible urge and surge to take on a big project or massive idea? You probably know what I mean, the kind of project that when we first think about it we get so excited that … more

We have so many choices now — it’s too bad most are terrible

Jennifer said, “Sip?” “What is it?” “Iced tea.” She handed me a plastic cup. I like iced tea. I was about to take a sip when I noticed a label on the cup with some suspicious looking … more

Being a father is opportunity to show unconditional love

One of the greatest tributes to a father can be found in the Dan Fogelberg song “Leader of the Band.” The last part of the song has always meant something special to me … “I thank you for the … more

Taking a leave of absence to be more present

Absent (def): not present in a place, at an occasion, or as part of something. Leave of absence (def): time when one has permission to be absent. I have been absent … over the summer, primarily, … more
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