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Many who read the words “human trafficking” imagine something distant, foreign, and far removed from the everyday life of Americans. But Coloradans are finding that it’s a problem much closer to home; and sometimes even in our own … more
To be useful, honorable and compassionate. Seems like it all started as when the pastor talked to him. Doug McKenzie describes it this way. “Pastor Ellen (Fenter) had contacted me about going … more
Suddenly, it is all just too hard. A person needs a break. “The most important thing is that the caregivers are healthy. It is a 24-hour-a-day job,” says Sonja Search of Lifting Spirits, Adult … more
When a friend told me recently that his granddaughter had won the 4th grade Spelling Bee at her school, I immediately told him that I’m glad we’re still teaching spelling in school. (Don’t even get me started on the fact that schools are … more
At 9 this morning, from my open bedroom window, I heard voices. I peeked out and saw a rare sight. A group of my neighbors huddled together in the street talking loudly. Flinging on my bathrobe, I marched barefoot out my front door and approached … more
I’m going to start this column with something — well — unorthodox. I am going to start this column with an apology. I am sorry. Because what’s coming next is a whole slew of statistics. Again, I apologize. I wouldn’t do this if it … more
Last month we had to sit through a presentation on eliminating redundancy, and it was a bunch of Power Point slides, plus a guy reading out what was on the slides, and then he gave us all hard … more
www.sunshineweek.org/ It’s getting harder and more expensive to use public records to hold government officials accountable. Authorities are undermining the laws that are supposed to guarantee citizens’ right to information, turning the right … more
In my life, I have been a part of, as either performer, conductor, or musician, 12 musicals. So, when I am thinking about spending my entertainment dollar, you should understand that I rarely go to see high school performances. I’ve been a part of … more
It is close enough to St. Paddy’s day to relay the ancient Irish yarn of the old crow teaching the younger crow. I first heard the story as it was retold by Conrad Bladey from his Black Box of … more
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