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The numbers 2, 2, 3, 4, and 8, when arranged in a certain order, comprise a ZIP code in Detroit. When arranged in this same order, they also indicate the block, building, and apartment numbers of my nephew’s home in Japan. I know about the … more
If you have ever seen a 1950’s sitcom, a la “Leave it to Beaver,” you know exactly how opponents of perceived “nanny state” government intrusions view some of the bills that have emerged from this legislative session. “Aw, gee whiz, … more
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is making an offer sportsmen should not refuse. It is class time at CPW with a variety of timely and up to date topics to sharpen our skills. The time is right. That quiet time when we mistakenly assume there is not … more
Three times she almost quit. The inspiration wasn't there. Unlike the others in the class, she had never painted, and the challenge of creating something worthy seemed quite overwhelming. more
Swanson Elementary School in northeast Arvada is home to 400 students, and 82 percent of them are on free or reduced-price lunch. Principal Carla Endsley observes that many of them – far too many – are already behind the educational curve the … more
I just found out that my 40-year high school reunion is this summer. Naturally, I knew the reunion was this year (2014 -1974 = 40 years). I just didn’t know the what, the when, and the where. The “what” is a gathering of the Monte Vista … more
Okay, quick show of hands ... how many of you are having fun doing your taxes right now? That’s what I thought. I, myself, spent about six hours working on mine yesterday, and they’re still not done.  Research, phone calls, several people … more
Click on, click off. A bill that would have likely decreased numbers of times recording machines are turned on and off at school board executive sessions was tabled last week. The bill had some traction and seemingly enough votes to clear the … more
We reached the halfway point of the 2014 legislative session and things have been very busy under the gold dome. I have been encouraged by the bipartisan support for a large number of the bills being advanced this session, and I have enjoyed working … more
“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectant.” Louis Brandeis wrote these words a century ago, before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, to note the power of publicity as a cure for “social and industrial diseases” like the … more
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