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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
Right now, the floor under my feet is a little gritty … or, should I say, a little salty. That’s because I just tipped over the salt shaker and – according to both popular lore and my father – I had to throw a pinch over my left shoulder. Do … more
For decades, communities across Colorado and the West have engaged in a contract with the federal government. This is because many counties have large swaths of federal land within their borders in the form of BLM land, national forests, and … more
I have a friend—you know, the Facebook kind of friend — who just loves to post videos of her daughter singing the latest, greatest hits. And her daughter, who is very cute, is also very talented. I kind of enjoy her singing. But she’s six … more
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